Applied Food and Nutrition Career Guide


Past Internship Sites:

  • Spectrum Health System hospitals and clinics

  • GVSU Family Health Center

  • Zeeland Schools

  • Sunset Manor Communities

  • Meals on Wheels

  • Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) clinics

Where Alumni have Landed

​​​​Clinical Dietitian
Nutrition Counselor
Diabetes Educator
Clinical Nutrition Manager
Renal Dietitian
Sports Dietitian

​​​​School Foodservice Manager
Nutrition/Health Coach
Corporate Food Researcher
Nutrition Support Specialist
Food Safety Specialist

Student Organizations to Consider

  • GVSU Pre-Dietetics Club
  • Clinical Dietetics Student Association
  • Cage Free
  • Farm Club
  • Hunger and Homeless

Study Abroad Programs

Applied Food and Nutrition students can reap huge benefits through studying abroad by gaining a better understanding of the different Applied Food and Nutrition standards in the world.

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Communication and Counseling Skills
  • Culinary Skills
  • Good attention to detail and organization
  • Numeracy

Path to Graduate and Professional Education

Graduates of the Applied Food and Nutrition bachelor’s degree program are eligible to sit for the credentialing exam for Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (NDTR) and they are prepared for supervised practice and graduate studies in accredited dietetic internship and graduate programs, such as GVSU’s Clinical Dietetics Master’s program, to earn eligibility to take the credentialing exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN).

Public Health

Physician Assistant *

Social Work*

*Requires additional prerequisites

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Page last modified April 5, 2022