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Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

120 Semester Credits: $38,160

The Bachelor of  Science degree program in nutrition is designed to educate a new generation of nutrition practitioner; one capable of providing their clients with an integrative approach to nutrition. As a graduate of HUHS’s B.S. program, you will be well prepared for a 21st century career in clinical practice, or a career in the nutrition and natural products industry. This degree program provides a strong foundation in nutrition and the basic sciences, as well as coursework in current, relevant topics such as Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Nutraceuticals, and Vitamins & Minerals; as well as elective coursework in such diverse areas as Herbal Sciences and Sports Nutrition.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills to course work in the health sciences and nutrition.
  2. Apply principles and concepts from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences into decision making in the health sciences and nutrition.
  3. Use mathematical and statistical tools to calculate and analyze nutritional components.
  4. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of general and clinical nutrition to health and disease.
  5. Promote healthy nutrition practices for clients through nutrition counseling.
  6. Support the appropriate and recommended use of broad spectrum dietary supplements.
  7. Assess the eating behaviors of clients and construct appropriate nutrition plans.
  8. Integrate and apply course concepts and principles to support and remediate health and nutrition-related issues among clients.

Admissions Requirements and Application

American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores are not required!

Learn more about the admission’s requirements and process for the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.

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After Graduating!

Certified Sports Nutritionist, and Body Composition Certification

Graduates of the B.S. program are eligible to take the International Society of Sports Nutrition’s (ISSN) national board exam for Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN), and/or ISSN’s national board exam for Body Composition Certification (BCC-ISSN). Choosing HUHS‘s elective courses Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology will help graduates to better prepare for the exams. ISSN also recommends other study materials in preparation for taking the exams and

Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) Examination

Graduates of the B.S. program meet the core education requirements for the Certified Clinical Nutritionist exam through the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB). Visit for eligibility requirements.

Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition

Graduates of the B.S. program will be eligible to apply to sit for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board’s (HNCB) Board Examination. The HNCB is a division of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). NANP Professional Members who meet the board examination qualification criteria and successfully pass the Board Exam will earn the designation, “Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition.” For more information, including a list of Board Exam eligibility criteria please visit or contact the HNCB at 916-851-9310 or by email at

Certified Practitioner level membership with the AHMA

Graduates of HUHS‘s B.S. in Nutrition are eligible to apply for a Certified Practitioner level membership with the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA), which has served and supported physicians and other practitioners since its founding in 1978. AHMA membership is limited to practitioners serving clients across a broad spectrum of holistic healthcare modalities, including those HUHS graduates who intend to work professionally in clinical nutrition.

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Is this degree 100% online?

Yes! All of our courses and degrees are offered in an asynchronous learning environment that is 100% online!

What is Asynchronous Learning?

Asynchronous learning is a general term used to describe forms of education, instruction, and learning that do not occur in the same place or at the same time. The term is most commonly applied to various forms of digital and online learning in which students learn from instruction that is not being delivered in person or in real time. Yet asynchronous learning may also encompass a wide variety of instructional interactions, including email exchanges between teachers, online discussion boards, and course-management systems that organize instructional materials and correspondence, among many other possible variations.

When do the courses begin?

Track A-School of Health and Human Nutrition

Huntington University of Health Sciences operates on a Standard Academic Year, which includes a Fall and Spring semester with an optional Summer session. Each semester consists of two 8-week modules and financial aid is disbursed accordingly per module. The optional Summer session consists of one 8-week module. Most students will take 2 classes each 8-week module. The Summer term is only one 8-week module. Students will take 1 or 2 classes during this time.

Looking to transfer credits?

Program or Degree Name Total Credits Total Transfer Credits Allowed Total Test out Credits Allowed Total Transfer Credits Minus Test Out Credits Allowed
BSN 120 90 30 60

Is Huntington University of Health Sciences accredited?

Huntington University of Health Sciences (HUHS) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. Also, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a national advocate and institutional voice for academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is a US association of degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is the only national organization focused exclusively on higher education accreditation.

Tuition Schedule*
The per course undergraduate rate for students is $318 a credit hour.

  • Undergraduate Course (2 credit hours):  $636
  • Undergraduate Course (3 credit hours):  $954
  • Undergraduate Course (4 credit hours):  $1,272

Data pulled directly from websites of institutions that offer direct undergraduate degree and programs that compare with HUHS offerings.

Application Fee for New Students

Application Fee: $75

Enrollment Fees

Enrollment Fee: Non-Degree Students $50 one time fee

Enrollment Fee: Diploma $100 one time fee

Enrollment Fee: Program $200 one time fee

Technology Fee

Technology Fee: $15 per credit hour

Other General Service Fees

Final Exam Fee (paid directly to Remote Proctor): $15 per exam

Graduation Fee: $50 fee per degree

Program Reactivation Fee: $50 per reactivation

Test-Out Fee (Undergraduate): $150 per course

Test-Out Fee (Graduate): $225 per course

Transcript Fee (varies based on delivery method): $5-$30 per transcript

California Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)

STRF Fee: $2.50 per $1,000 in tuition

For Additional Information on the STRF, please click here.

Fees must be paid in U.S. currency, by check, money order, or credit card.

* Note that tuition and fees are subject to change. Students will be notified prior to any tuition modifications.