Human Nutrition | Winthrop University

Human Nutrition

Bachelor of Science

With more than a century of history, Winthrop University’s human nutrition program is the only program in South Carolina offering a bachelor’s in both dietetics and health promotion, an online master’s in human nutrition and a dietetic internship program. The faculty of the Department of Human Nutrition at Winthrop are devoted to innovative teaching practices to ensure that students are equipped to be leaders in the field of nutrition and dietetics. We embrace the many aspects of nutrition and dietetics such as foodservice management, sports nutrition, community nutrition, sustainable agricultural through our students driven community garden and food pantry, and medical nutrition therapy. Graduates from this program are sought after by local and regional employers due to their well-rounded educational background which is very hands on and skill development focused.

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Potential Employers

Some of the graduates of this program have gone on to work for:

  • Akebia Therapeutics
  • Atrium Health
  • Brookdale
  • BSN Solutions
  • CaroMont Health
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Doane University
  • Emory Healthcare
  • Fresenius Medical Care North America
  • Greenhill School
  • Insulet Corporation
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs
  • Lexington Medical Center
  • Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation
  • NCR Corporation
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Paradigm Treatment
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Career Paths

Graduates of this program have gone on to become:

  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Clinical Dietitian- Diabetes Education Program Coordinator
  • Clinical Services Manager
  • Corporate Director Compensation
  • Director of Nutrition
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Sports Performance
  • Executive MSL
  • Key Account Manager
  • Manager Food & Nutrition Services
  • National Account Manager
  • Product Manager, Consumer Marketing
  • Program Manager
  • Regional Processing Trainer
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Researcher
  • Territory Manager for the North Central Region

Top Industries

Many of the graduates of this program find themselves working in:


  1. Hospital & Health Care
  2. Higher Education
  3. Hospitals and Health Care
  4. Facilities Services
  5. Government Administration
  6. Health, Wellness and Fitness
  7. Food & Beverages
  8. Financial Services
  9. Biotechnology
  10. Pharmaceuticals

Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

    The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics is to prepare our graduates as future dietitians and nutrition professionals for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.


    This option's ideal student is someone who likes studying food and nutrition but is not interested in a career in dietetics. This second major option was developed for students who are interested in working in the field of nutrition and its relation to disease prevention and health promotion. If you like nutrition education, food service management, nutrition and health, or public health nutrition, then this is an option for you. Graduates could pursue a career in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program; work in USDA extension nutrition programs and initiatives; become a public health nutrition educator; or work as a food service supervisor or director. With the right course selections, students can also become certified dietary managers or certified health educators.


Why Winthrop?

students working with simulation person

Cutting Edge Technology

Ours is the only nutrition program in North and South Carolina with a "live" simulator.

Student at job fair

Established Excellence

Our students have an 80 percent acceptance rate into internships through DICAS on first application, with yearly employer requests for referrals.

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Preventative Health Focus

Take advantage of community outreach and research opportunities in the area of nutrition and chronic disease prevention.

Hear From Our Students and Faculty

Beyond Graduation

"The nutrition department is a close-knit community that fosters professional, social, educational and personal development. I picked the best possible place to be for my undergraduate program."

human nutrition alum