Nutrition and Wellness, Bachelor of Science

Nutrition and Wellness Track

The Nutrition and Wellness track provides a broad-based educational curriculum, which includes preparation in the liberal arts, science, health, nutrition, and psychology. This educational framework provides the knowledge, skills, and values needed for successful entry into graduate school or a career using a nutrition and wellness background.

The Nutrition and Wellness track is not accredited by ACEND, therefore it does not lead to an accredited dietetic internship or other currently approved route to registration. Graduates of this track will not be eligible to sit for the national registration examination for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN).

All undergraduate students follow this track upon admission to the Nutrition, Athletic Training and Exercise Science Department. If a student does not meet the acceptance criteria for the DPD, the student remains in this Nutrition and Wellness track. Additionally, students can select this program after they complete their second year-level courses if they are not interested in pursuing the RDN credential. Students following this track may consider earning a minor in Science, Psychology, or Counseling.

A candidate for a baccalaureate degree at Marywood University must present a minimum of 120 undergraduate credits of college work that fulfill all general, departmental, and program requirements. The degree requirements are typically met within four years (8 semesters) for a traditional student. This time frame varies for nontraditional students.