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The Foods and Nutrition program offers a solid foundation in science and the liberal arts, and approaches the food and nutritional needs of individuals in a holistic manner. Our courses of study emphasize evidence-based practices, ethical leadership, social responsibility, service to the community and lifelong learning. The program offers a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition; an online M.S. in Nutrition, and various certificates in Nutrition and Dietetics.
1. - Foods and Nutrition is a growth industry with great career opportunities
2. Concentrations include Dietetics ; and the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
3. Opportunities for further specialization through double majoring
1. Fast track to becoming a Registered Dietitian
2. Excellent faculty and staff and a supportive environment
3. Ease of transfer credits, with established transfer agreements
1. Online courses, with some electives offered as accelerated weekend courses
2. Incorporates new research, technology and real-life applications
3. Prepares students for a careers in business, government, health care, education
1. Can be taken full or part time
2. Provides 1,200 hours of supervised practice and 250 hours of required coursework
3. Supervised practice areas include Clinical Dietetics, Departmental Management, and Community Nutrition
1. Focuses on ecological public health strategies
2. Enables students to plan and implement regional public health programs
3. Brings a global perspective to the field
Perfect for students with a degree in the field who want to enroll in the DPD
1. Develop strategies to design and implement health intervention programs
2. Focus on alleviating problems of obesity and weight control
3. Meets the criteria for continuing education credits, as required by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
1. Prepares students for positions as personal trainers and fitness instructors
2. Courses in Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, and Fitness Assessment
3. - Graduates can seek the (ACSM) Health Fitness Instructor Certification
With a variety of degree and certificate choices, students in the Foods and Nutrition program are able to focus on a particular area within the field. With numerous ties to local institutions and established internships in the area, students are also able to gain experience in the field. Faculty and staff are supportive members of the program and often act as lifelong mentors to students.
Our graduates can be found in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, the food industry, as food writers, in education, community and public health agencies, and in the areas of nutrition counseling, corporate wellness and fitness. Many graduates complete the program requirements to become Registered Dietitians.
“I chose CSE because I've heard nothing but positive things about it. I love that I get to experience every aspect of the nutrition field so I can really see what area I would like to work in….”
Professor Marie Boyle's landmark book, Personal Nutrition and Community Nutrition in Action: An Entrepreneurial Approach, has recently been printed in its sixth edition!
Marie Boyle, PhD, RD
Chair, Foods and Nutrition
Phone: (973) 290-4127
Office: Henderson Hall, First Floor, Room 150
Monica Luby, M.S,. R.D.
Phone: (973) 290-4092
Office: Henderson Hall, First Floor, Room 152