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