Nutrition and Health Sciences

Community Health & Wellnes Option

The community health and wellness option is designed for students interested in health education and health promotion, and those wanting to pursue a graduate program in dietetics. You will be prepared to work in a variety of settings promoting healthy lifestyles and enhancing the quality of life for individuals and communities. The community health and wellness option is offered with the Nutrition & Health Sciences Major.

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Program Features

Innovative Curriculum

Engage in challenging curriculum combining multiple sciences along with nutrition and health courses. This program provides comprehensive preparation for study at the graduate level.

Hands-On Learning

Apply what you’ve learned in the classroom and gain practical experience through an internship. Students have completed internships with organizations such as ConAgra Foods, Syracuse Area Health and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Research and Outreach

Conduct research alongside expert faculty on one of several nutrition and health topics. Engage in programming and make an impact across the state through the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases or Nebraska Extension.

Notable Courses

NUTR 150 Career Preparation in Nutrition and Health Sciences

Philosophy and goals of academic programs, curricula, certifications, career opportunities and graduate programs in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences.

NUTR 256 Addressing Health Disparities through Health Literacy

Understanding health disparities through a social justice lens and the role of health literate communication in reducing health disparities, as well as its limitations.

NUTR 302 Health Information: Science, Media and the Consumer

Critical evaluation, interpretation and communication of consumer health messages.

BIOS 111 Introduction to Microbiology and Human Health

Comparative study of microorganisms important for human health and disease (bacteria, fungi, viruses, prions), principles and applications of microbiology.

Huskers Do Big Things


  • Nebraska Extension
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort, Golf Club and Spa


  • Public Health Educator
  • Corporate Wellness Manager
  • Community Health Educator
  • Health Coach
  • Nurse

Graduate Schools

  • M.S. Nutrition and Health Sciences, Nebraska
  • Master of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Community Health and Wellness option within the Nutrition and Health Sciences major, contact us.

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Contact Name
Dijon DeLaPorte
Contact Title
Director of Recruitment