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Arnold School of Public Health

Education and Training

There are a wide variety of education and training opportunities made available to USC students involved in the field of nutrition. 

Degrees, Certificates, and Concentrations

This minor is designed to help mitigate the shortage of trained professionals by building students' competenceies in the areas of food system transformation, environmental sustainability, nutritional health improvement and social justice. 

This certificate prepares students with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to conduct international work on a variety of different topics, such as food and nutrition.

Several different programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees allow/require cognates, or a grouping of related courses, such as nutrition. For more information contact your advisor. 


Nutrition and Related Courses

Summer 2024 Nutrition Course Offerings

HPEB 502: Applied Aspects of Human Nutrition
BIOL 425: Plant Form and Function
HRTM 340: Nutrition

*Some courses may have prerequisites or restrictions.

View our full list of semester courses here.


Nutrition and Dietetics Advising Reference Sheet

The Nutrition Consortium has developed an advising reference sheet to provide advisors and faculty with helpful information and guidance for advising undergraduate students at USC who are interested in becoming Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs). The document outlines requirements for becoming an RDN, dietetic program pathways, and prerequisites for admission to two (UNC and UGA) dietetics programs, with information pending for USC's future program. For more information, check out the reference sheet below.

Nutrition and Dietetics Programs Advising Reference Sheet


Completed Dissertations & Theses




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