The Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences prepares students in educational theory, technology, research methods, the policy and practice of health, health and nutrition counseling, and administration. All programs include liberal arts and professional studies with an emphasis on clinical and field experience. By providing these tools, The Department prepares students to meet the demands of their future careers as well as graduate level education. Undergraduate majors include Health Education - Public Health, Nutrition and Food Science - Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science - Food Management and Nutrition and Food Science - General. Graduate programs include the Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Science and the Master of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education. Minors include Public Health and Nutrition and Food Science.

The department prepares students within its major programs for careers in hospitals, nonprofit organizations, schools, clinics, food and pharmaceutical companies, restaurants, government agencies, and health and wellness facilities. The department also offers opportunities for study to students generally interested in human health or nutrition through its minor programs and popular general education courses.