Earn your degree in nutrition at Syracuse

Syracuse University offered its first nutrition courses in 1917, which means we are now in our 100th year of educating future food and nutrition professionals. So we know nutrition. Over the last century, nutrition education needs have evolved, and so has our nutrition program.

On campus, students benefit from hands-on learning in culinary labs working with experts in nutrition, food policy and public health. Our Nutrition Assessment, Consultation and Education (ACE) Center prepares students with traditional and emerging professional competencies critical to effective nutrition practice. A purposefully outfitted demonstration kitchen supports our integrative nutrition curriculum, which uses food as medicine to support disease treatment. Our new facilities offer a level of sophisticated technology that parallels—and in some cases exceeds—what students encounter in the field upon graduation.

Syracuse’s undergraduate and graduate nutrition degree programs are accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and include:

Experiential learning requirements are deeply rooted in a strong network of community-based partnerships. Our current nutrition-specific study abroad programs include exploration of Mediterranean food and culture in Florence, Italy; South Asian culture: family, food, and health care systems in India, and; our newest offering bringing students to London to explore food policy. Hands on-field learning is often linked to faculty research and affiliations with organizations of professional significance, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Increased emphasis on healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, growing and aging populations, and diet-related disease epidemics continue to spur great demand for professionally trained individuals with degrees in nutrition.
Falk College has embraced the field of nutrition for a whole century because of its unlimited potential to change the world. The change you want to see in the world starts with you—and it starts today.

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Recent News

Nutrition major Elizabeth Gardner helps students at Dr. Weeks Elementary School learn about the culture and cuisine of Puerto Rico.

Syracuse elementary students have a taste of Puerto Rico

Elizabeth Gardner ’20 (right) leads a Books & Cooks lesson plan at Dr. Weeks Elementary School, where students learned about the culture and cuisine of Puerto Rico. This spring, fifth grade students at Dr. Weeks Elementary School had a taste…

Tanya Zuckerbrot portrait

Tanya Zuckerbrot speaks at Syracuse University April 9

Registered dietitian, author Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, will speak at Syracuse University on April 9, 6:00 p.m., in Falk 100, with a reception taking place starting at 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Falk College’s Nutrition Education and Promotion Association (NEPA), a…


Nutrition program hosts Emme for distinguished lecture

On February 28, Falk College and its nutrition program hosted supermodel and body image advocate, Emme ’85, for the Third Annual Ann Litt Distinguished Speaker Series. Coinciding with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, her presentation, entitled “Facing our fears: Embracing…


Third annual Ann Selkowitz Litt Lecture with Emme February 28

Falk College is pleased to welcome Emme ’85 as the featured speaker of the Third Annual Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series. We invite you to join us Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm in Grant…


ACE Center’s innovative design receives honor from AIA

Ashley McGraw Architects honored by American Institute of Architects for innovative design of Falk College’s Nutrition ACE Center, Klenk Café and Teaching Kitchens The American Institute of Architects Central New York Chapter (AIA CNY) honored Falk College, its Department of…

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Upcoming Events

Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm 335 White Hall in the Falk Complex
Research Colloquium Big Data and Social Policy: Current and Future Developments Wednesday, October 24, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. White Hall, Room 335 Dr. Philip Gillingham is prolific researcher of social work practice based at…
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Falk College, Room 335
Learn more about our graduate programs, scholarships, housing options and meet faculty and students! Syracuse University faculty, staff and current students will welcome potential graduate students interested in Falk College graduate studies in the fields…
October – November 2018