Nutrition/Food Studies

Career Opportunities

Students who need to do internships and fieldwork to complete their degree in Nutrition and Dietetics have a variety of NYC-based options.  A list of recent fieldwork sites include:

  • Metropolitan Hospital Center
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Harlem Hospital
  • CAMBA - Brooklyn
  • City Harvest
  • Meals-to-Heal
  • Bubble Foundation
  • City Healthworks
  • Good Housekeeping Research Institute
  • Various private practitioners

Food is a multibillion dollar annual industry; half of all meals are eaten outside the home, and 30 percent of all new food products are designed to meet nutritional goals. Career opportunities in food-related professions are expanding rapidly. Employers increasingly seek university graduates with educational experience in liberal arts, food, nutrition, and management.

You can use your education in Nutrition and Dietetics as a step to becoming a:

  • Nutritionist or dietitian
  • Food or restaurant manager
  • Food and health reporter
  • Editor, advertising or marketing specialist
  • Catering manager
  • Consultant
  • Teacher or professor

You will find these kinds of positions and many more in a great variety of institutional, corporate, academic, or other professional settings.

If you complete your studies in Global Public Health/Nutrition & Dietetics, you can also use your education as a step to becoming a public health nutritionist or other public health professional and focus on developing policies and programs that:

  • Prevent disease
  • Promote health in neighborhoods, schools, communities, and in government
  • Examine how to deliver services
  • Improve environments
  • Equip people with information to protect their own health

Registered dietitians hold jobs as:

  • Clinical dietitians or managers of nutrition programs in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, health professions schools, and other health care settings.
  • Nutrition educators in health care, community, corporate, elementary and secondary schools, or academic agencies and institutions.
  • Members of clinical specialty teams in pediatrics, surgery, cardiovascular, renal, and other medical care services.
  • Counselors of patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.
  • Private nutrition consultants to the public, government and private agencies, and the food industry.
  • Public relations, media, and product development executives, staff, and consultants in private and public agencies, institutions, and media outlets.