Hospitality Food Service

Interested in working in management positions in food service facilities at resorts, hospitals, restaurants or anywhere food is served? The Hospitality Food Service specialization is for you! This specialization is designed to prepare students for management careers in the hospitality industry and related fields.

The Hospitality Food Service specialization at Henderson State University will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to work and manage facilities in the food-service industry. Just a few distinctive features of our program include:

  • Innovative Courses: Our curriculum provides students with a balanced understanding of the interdependence of human nutrition and food in the health and behavior of individuals, as well as a general foundation in foodservice systems management, through course topics including: experimental food science, foods, meal management, nutrition, lifecycle nutrition and contemporary issues in nutrition. The curriculum enables students to develop their managerial, functional, operational, and analytical capabilities to maximize their success in hospitality food service industry. One component of the curriculum which contributes to professional development is a directed field experience. This experience offers students a means of gaining valuable hands-on experience that further prepares them for a career in the industry.
  • Expert Faculty: Our professors care deeply about the success of their students, both in the classroom and in the future. They have cultivated a rigorous applied learning environment, including opportunities for laboratory experimentation and field experiences. They provide their students with individual attention, mentoring and professional connections.
  • Competitive Degrees: Graduates from our program are fully prepared with a sound background and can seek employment in a number of hospitality food service careers. Food service is a growing industry due to an increase in population and an increased desire to eat out. Graduates of this specialization will be prepared to work in management positions and other areas of the hospitality food service industry.


Courses include:

  • Family Relations
  • Experimental Food Science
  • Community and Life Cycle Nutrition
  • Consumer Education
  • Meal Management

Other courses


  • Food-service manager
  • Cooperative extension agent 
  • Health educator
  • Food scientist 

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