Ohio Wesleyan is one of very few liberal arts colleges offering a major in nutrition, which can prepare you for graduate study in nutrition or dietetics—or work in a variety of nutrition-related careers.

About the major

As a nutrition major, you focus on the multifaceted relationship between food, nutrients, and human health. You explore areas such as nutritional demands and requirements, human physiology and metabolism, socio-cultural aspects of food and nutrition, and policy and food system influences on dietary health.

A key aspect of the program is the opportunity to put theory into practice through tailored internships, including the OWU Cooking Matters program.

The nutrition major prepares you to pursue careers in nutrition, dietetics, community health, health education, food justice and advocacy, food industry work, and related graduate programs.

If your goal is to become a Registered Dietician (dietetics), we offer guidance and access to the natural science courses and tailored nutrition electives that will prepare you for graduate work for this career track.

Nutrition also can be a valuable second major if you’re planning advanced studies in fields like physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant.

Related Minors


Graduate Outcomes

Cynthia Blocksom '75

Cynthia teaches at the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University, and she is a Board Member of the Greater Cincinnati Dietetic Association. She served five years on the Ohio Board of Dietetics.


Department Contact Info


Edwards Gymnasium
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3725
F 740-368-3751

Department Contact

Department Chair: Andrew Busch
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Kinetics
Edwards Gymnasium 107-C

Academic Assistant: Wendi Kay
Edwards Gymnasium #107-A