Nutrition & Health Studies
Do what you love! If you're passionate about food, fitness, health and nutrition, now is the time to pursue your interest at Framingham State University.
We offer a variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional development programs to give you the competitive edge in today's health and wellness market place.
At our traditional New England campus, you'll find that excellence goes hand-in-hand with intellectual and skills development. We offer a small, close-knit community of faculty and students. By keeping classes small our dedicated faculty members can provide you with individualized academic support, advising and career counseling. We attract the highest caliber faculty who offer you a diverse and enriching curriculum.
Our Nutrition and Dietetics graduates have a high pass rate on the national Registration Exam for Dietitians. Our Health and Wellness graduates have found employment in the nutrition education, fitness, and food services careers.
Spotlight on Food and Nutrition
WIC Nutritionist, Massachusetts General Hospital
"I cannot say enough about the dedication of the FSU nutrition faculty to prepare me for my job and life. Besides nutrition and foods, they taught me time management, perseverance, and critical thinking skills. I am now confident in my abilities to tackle any nutrition career path I choose. They were my source of encouragement when I thought I wouldn't make it to graduation."
Associate Professor, Faculty Liaison for John C Stalker Institute
Time flies when you are having fun! I’ve been part of the FSU community for 7 years, but it seems like I just started yesterday. My path to FSU was long and nontraditional but I had outstanding mentors who encouraged me when I thought about quitting. Mentorship is important for me to pay forward since it represents not just a sharing of knowledge but a fostering of potential.
"What could be more important than a little something to eat." While Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne) said it, I believe it. One of my passions at FSU has been developing a culinary community bringing students, faculty, and staff together to learn about food, cook new recipes, and of course eat…what could be better!
Laurie Richards-Farnsworth ’22 (BS), ’23 (MS)
Laurie graduated from the Coordinated Program in Dietetics in May 2023. She recently won the 2023 Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietetic Student Award (Coordinated Program in Dietetics Category).
"My experience at FSU exceeded my expectations in terms of the education provided as well as the support and guidance of the nutrition faculty. I consider it an honor and privilege to be a member of the FSU family".