The Department of Nutrition and Health Science offers programs that will prepare you for the well-paying, rewarding career fields of nutrition and dietetics, respiratory therapy, health education, and radiography.

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Dietetics Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Ball State’s major in dietetics is a challenging program that prepares you for a fulfilling career serving in a variety of settings, including hospitals, elder care communities, state and local government, and more. Learn more.

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Health Education and Promotion Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Helping people become healthier individuals—that’s what you can expect from a career as a community health educator. Ball State’s major in health education and promotion is excellent preparation for entry into this field. Learn more.

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Respiratory Therapy Major

Bachelor of Science

Ball State’s major in respiratory therapy will prepare you for a career that’s financially, professionally, and personally rewarding. Respiratory therapists help patients stay healthy—or regain their health—by evaluating, treating, rehabilitating, and educating to prevent and manage cardiopulmonary diseases. Learn more.

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Public Health

The public health minor includes courses in public health, health science, and political science. Learn more.

Master's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics

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On-Campus Option

Master of Science

Have a passion for nutrition and its impact on human health? Your opportunity to turn it into a fulfilling and well-paying career starts at Ball State with our master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. Learn more.

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Online Option

Master of Science

If you’re currently working as a registered dietitian nutritionist, consider our all-online master of science. You’ll have access to the same top-notch faculty as on campus combined with the flexibility of an online degree. Learn more.

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Associate's Degree in Radiography

Associate of Science

Ball State’s associate in science in radiography prepares you to become a medical imaging professional. As a graduate of our program, you’ll be equipped for a unique and fulfilling career that combines one-on-one interactions with patients with the challenge of operating technical equipment. Learn more.