students in labcoats

Nutritional Sciences

The Nutritional Sciences Program prepares you for careers in the health sciences, including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and physical therapy.


By studying this integrative discipline, you fulfill pre-med requirements while learning how diet and specific nutrients influence human physiology and disease. This knowledge builds a solid foundation for careers in medicine or a related health science. You receive specialized instruction in the roles of nutrients in supporting functions of the body and all its parts, from the whole person to the organ systems and their constituent cells.

The mission of the FACS Nutritional Sciences faculty is to develop students who will be competitive for admission to graduate degree programs in research, medicine and the allied health sciences.


In addition to NUTR courses, you will be required to take Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology. You may select major electives that fulfill prerequisites for various professional programs such as Physics, Genetics, Psychology and Kinesiology.

Students taking chemistry courses outside of University System of Georgia (USG) institutions must pass the American Chemistry Society (ACS) end of course examination in order for the course to fulfill the requirement within the department.

Program Director

Robert Pazdro

Robert Pazdro

Associate Professor

Meet a Student: Sheri

Meet a Student: Caitlyn

Nutritional Sciences has provided me with a deep understanding of just how powerful a tool nutrition can be in preventing and treating disease. Ultimately, this will serve me well as I pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.

Zoe Starr - Fall '22 graduate
Zoe Starr
Jump to top