School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

Woman shopping fresh produce at a store called "Sprout".

Nutrition

Nutrition (NTR) is an interdisciplinary field with three primary areas of focus: community nutrition (or public health), food service management, and clinical (medical) nutrition. The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences emphasizes the relationship between diet, nutrition, food access and health status. There are two tracks in the nutrition major that students can pursue: a general B.S. in Nutrition or a B.S. in Nutrition with a Specialization in Dietetics.

This nutrition major is ideal for students interested in:

  • studying food and nutrition as it affects health
  • focusing on community engagement and clinical nutrition practice
  • the potential for professional practice in a wide variety of nutrition settings

Nutrition, B.S. Specialization in Dietetics
The Nutrition, B.S. Specialization in Dietetics at Oakland University has applied to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) to open a new and innovative program to prepare Registered Dietetics Technicians, Registered in January 2019.

Our eligibility application was accepted by ACEND* and we are in the candidacy process for our proposed Future Education Model Bachelor program. The program is not accepting applications at this time, but will do so upon successful completion of the eligibility application process if the program receives candidacy for accreditation status from ACEND.

Contact (Amanda Lynch, PhD, RDN, lynch3@oakland.edu, 248-364-8669) for more information.

*The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics (see www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel). These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice.

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Contact Us
Dr. Amanda Lynch
Associate Professor and Director
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
3103 Human Health Building
lynch3@oakland.edu

Nancy Demo
Executive Secretary
3115 Human Health Building
demo@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8673