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San Jose State University (Nutrition & Food Science Department)

The mission statement of our department states our philosophy which is in line with the overall mission of the university and which also embodies our goals for our students.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science at San Jose State University, offers curricula and professional development for students pursuing careers as nutritionists, dietitians, food scientists, foodservice professionals, environmental health specialists, and packaging technologists. Positions occur in community settings, educational institutions, hospitals, nutrition and food research laboratories, foodservice establishments, government agencies, business and industry. Upon completion of the curricula, students are prepared to pursue professional positions, post baccalaureate internships or various advanced degrees.

The department is committed to providing its majors multi-cultural perspectives, and students, faculty, and staff gain from an environment rich in diversity. Ethics, critical thinking, and skills in communication are stressed. In addition, the department offers General Education courses that provide a fundamental understanding of science, nutrition and food to non-majors enrolled at San Jose State University.

The department’s programs emphasize theory, as well as the application of, theoretical knowledge and technology. This is accomplished through research in the community as well as in the laboratory. Involvement in professional supervised practice and community activities strengthens the application of the research theories. Faculty research is encouraged to support teaching and professional development.

School name:San Jose State UniversityNutrition & Food Science Department
Address:One Washington Square
Zip & city:CA 95192 California
Phone:(408) 924-3100

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