BS in Dietetics

BS in Dietetics

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

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 and Accelerated Coordinated Program.

Fast Facts


Program Tracks

Complete both your degree and your Dietetic Internship with UK through our Diadactic or Accelerated Coordinated Program


Research Opportunities

Gain experience in the world of research to expand your future opportunities or prepare for graduate and professional schools


Expected Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dietetics will be one of the fastest growing fields in the nation over the next decade

Program Tracks

Option A: Didactic Program

  • Students complete 4 years of academic coursework needed to apply for a Masters Degree and/or a dietetic internship

Coursework and Timeline

Option B: Accelerated Coordinated Program

  • 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.

Coursework and Timeline


Exploratory Courses

DHN 101: Human Nutrition and Wellness

DHN 212 Introductory Nutrition (section for non-majors)


Future Opportunities

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. We offer three options for seeking your MS. Review the Graduate Degrees page for more information.


Review the complete timeline and the courses you will need to complete your degree


Explore Courses

Review descriptions of the courses you will take to earn your degree

Course Descriptions

Connect With Us

Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

204 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506


Aaron Schwartz

Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Anissa Radford

Academic Coordinator

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Contact Information

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor

202 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

+1 (859) 257-3800