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.

Dietetic students work in the Welcome Home Suite

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.

Health Education and Promotion students work together

Public Health 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 public health is excellent preparation for entry into this field. Learn more.

Respiratory therapy students work with a patient

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

A Nutrition and Dietetics masters student works with a client

Dietetic Internship Option for Aspiring Dietitians

Online and On-Campus

Are you looking for a cutting-edge master’s degree program that includes an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship? Look no further than Ball State’s masters of science in nutrition and dietetics. Learn more.

MS in Health Science

Health Science (Biostatistics and Epidemiology Concentration)

Online Master of Science

The biostatistics and epidemiology concentration will provide you with the necessary and competitive quantitative, analytical, and data-forward skills to prepare you for health science jobs.

Nutrition students working together

Online Option for Current RDN

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 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.