Nutrition and Food Services Management, B.A.
|The Nutrition and Food Service Management Major is designed to prepare students to serve Christ and others with excellence as leaders in organizations providing food and nutrition services. This major provides preparation for management-oriented careers in school, health care institutions, restaurants, catering, or other businesses related to nutrition services or foods. The impact of the nutritional quality of the food supply on public health has become increasingly clear in recent years. Graduates with a Messiah Nutrition and Food Service Management Major will be prepared with the nutrition, food service, and management background to lead the effort towards a healthier, tasty, sustainable food supply.|
The Nutrition and Food Services Management Major provides a core of courses in management and business, blended with courses in basic and life-cycle nutrition, foods, and food service. The degree is completed with a professional internship experience related to the student’s career interests. The curriculum for this major as well as course descriptions can be found in the Online Course Catalog. Several of the upper level courses in this major are taught every other year. Therefore, careful course planning is especially important for this major. General course scheduling guidelines can be found under the Course Scheduling Guidelines link.
Please note: The Messiah College Nutrition and Food Service Management Major does not satisfy the undergraduate academic requirements of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Students interested in careers in food service management and in becoming Registered Dietitians consider the Nutrition and Dietetics major.
View the Goals and Outcome Measures for this major.