Public Health Nutrition

The study of nutrition within the field of public health focuses on promotion of healthy lifestyles through nutrition, and the reduction of nutrition related illness in the population.

Possible Job Titles

  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Consultant
  • Fitness/Health Coach
  • Industry Product Development Consultant
  • Nutrition and Health Policy Expert
  • Policy Assistant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Research Associate
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Worksite Wellness Specialist

Sample of Potential Employers

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Clinics
  • Exercise/Fitness Studios
  • Food Manufacturers
  • Government Programs and Agencies
  • Health Related Media/Internet Companies
  • Health Systems
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Additional Resources

Did You Know?

  • Food insecurity is a growing issue among college students in the U.S. Andy’s Pantry is a new student-run initiative, co-sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health and UCSD Basic Needs that seeks to eliminate food-insecurity for members of the UCSD community. Learn more about Andy’s Pantry or get involved here.