BS in Dietetics
Registered Dietitians are shaping the world through the power of a healthful diet in various clinical, food service, and community-based fields. Our two nationally accredited Dietetics Program Pathways, prepare graduates for careers in Medical Nutrition Therapy, Community Dietetics, Food Systems Management, Nutrition/Product Research, Nutrition Counseling, Business, Entrepreneurship, and more. Explore the two pathways, the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and the Accelerated Coordinated Program.
The programs Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program and the Accelerated Coordinated Program are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600, ext 5400, https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend.
Choose from two pathways through our Diadactic or Accelerated Coordinated Programs on your path to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Gain experience in the world of research to expand your future opportunities or prepare for graduate and professional schools
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dietetics will be one of the fastest growing fields in the nation over the next decade
Dietetics Program Pathways
- Students complete 4 years of academic coursework needed to apply for a Masters Degree and/or a dietetic internship
- Students complete academic coursework as well as a supervised practice experience while earning a BS in Dietetics and a MS in Nutrition and Food Systems. Students must apply for entry into this selective admissions program.
DHN 101: Human Nutrition and Wellness
DHN 212 Introductory Nutrition (section for non-majors)
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.
Hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, non-profits, insurance companies, food manufacturing companies, school systems, health departments, corporate wellness centers and outpatient clinics.
Many students advance their education in the field with a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Food Systems from our department. We offer three options for seeking your MS. Review the Graduate Degrees page for more information.