BS in Dietetics

As the experts in food and nutrition, Registered Dietitians are shaping the world through the power of a healthy diet in a variety of clinical, food service, and community-based fields. With two program tracts possible, our Bachelor of Science in Dietetics prepares graduates for careers in Medical Nutrition Therapy, Community Dietetics, Food Systems Management, Nutrition/Product Research, Nutrition Counseling, Business, Entrepreneurship, and more. Explore the coursework and a suggested four-year plan to earn a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and learn more about our Dietetic Internship Program.

Program Tracks

  • Option A: Didactic Program, students complete 4 years of academic coursework needed to apply for a dietetic internship.
  • Option B: Coordinated Program, students complete academic coursework as well as a supervised practice experience before earning a bachelor's degree in dietetics. Students must apply for entry into this selective admissions program by February of their sophomore year.

Explore a suggested four-year plan to earn a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and learn about our Dietetic Internship Programs for becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Exploratory Courses

DHN 101: Human Nutrition and Wellness
DHN 212 Introductory Nutrition (section for non-majors)

Possible Careers

Graduates function as dietetics professionals with opportunities for practice in community nutrition, non-profits, food systems management, business and entrepreneurship, nutrition/product research and wellness.

Possible Employers

Hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, non-profits, insurance companies, food manufacturing companies, school systems, health departments, corporate wellness centers and outpatient clinics.

Advanced Education

Many students advance their education in the field with a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Food Systems from our department.

Contact Us

Director of Undergraduate Studies & Certificate Director: Dr. Liz Combs
Academic Coordinator: Anissa Radford