Nutrition Schools In Virginia

Nutrition classes faculty can choose to work at one of 6 accredited nutrition schools in Virginia. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of nutrition and nutrition training in Virginia, which includes nutrition training at the following levels:


  1. Bridgewater College

    402 E College St, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812-1599

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. George Mason University

    4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

    138 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. James Madison University

    800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Radford University

    801 East Main Street, Radford, Virginia 24141-0672

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0131

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Virginia State University

    One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Nutrition Employment

Virginia 1,560
National 77,400

Of all of the nutrition professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Nutrition professionals In Virginia

1,740 1,950 1,940 1,850 1,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Virginia, the field of nutrition is shrinking. In 2010 there were 180 less nutrition professionals working in Virginia than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of nutrition professionals has shrunk by 10%. This decline is faster than the national trend for nutrition professionals which shows a 2% increase in the number of nutrition professionals working around the nation.

Nutrition VS. All Professions salaries in Virginia

$35,310 $37,815 $39,125 $39,420 $39,960
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nutrition
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by nutrition professionals is increasing in Virginia. In 2006 nutrition professionals made a mean salary of $35,310 per year, and in 2010 they made $39,960 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals in Virginia

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This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of nutrition, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid nutrition professionals earning 117% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Virginia state.

Average Salaries for Nutrition professionals and related professions in Virginia


In Virginia, nutrition professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Nutrition programs available for each degree type for all schools in Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited nutrition schools in Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 230 nutrition graduates from nutrition courses in Virginia and in 2010 there were 295 graduates.

Thus there was a 28% percent increase in the number of nutrition school degree or certificate graduates in Virginia. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a bachelor's degree in nutrition.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of nutrition faculty in Virginia, growth in the field of nutrition academia and nutrition faculty salaries in Virginia. If you are involved in teaching nutrition courses to students at the certificate in nutrition, bachelors degree in nutrition, masters degree in nutrition, and doctoral degree in nutrition levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of nutrition in Virginia. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see the data we have collected thus far.

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