Food and Nutrition

College of Health Sciences
Food and nutrition students smiling
Have a passion for food, health, and cooking?  EKU’s Food and Nutrition degree offers two concentrations with hands-on experiences to prepare you to work in a variety of settings, from hospitals to food events to restaurants. The accredited Dietetics concentration is the first step in the path to the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential.

Degree Concentrations

  • Culinary Nutrition and Food Management
  • Dietetics

Admission Requirements

Students are initially admitted to EKU as Pre-Food and Nutrition majors. Applications to the program are received each spring semester for admission the following fall. Requirements include:
  • At least 45 credit hours
  • EKU GPA of at least 2.5
  • combined GPA of 3.0 in the following courses: ACC 200; NFA 121, 201, 203, and 317


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • Restaurant or Foodservice Manager
  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Community Nutritionist
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Food Event Planner
  • Test Kitchen Manager

Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the Department of Applied Human Sciences are eligible to apply for the following scholarships in the Department of Applied Human Sciences:
  • Mary King Burrier Scholarship
  • Roberta B. Hill Scholarship
  • Marva Ann Harris Spirit Award


Interim Chair Dr. Karina Christopher
(859) 622-3445