Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate Degrees

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BS in Dietetics or Human Nutrition

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

Our Bachelor of Science in Dietetics degree equips students to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) with two program track options, both accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Following the completion of a BS and MS, graduates are eligible and prepared for a dietetic internship which makes them eligible to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration national registry exam to earn the credential RDN.


Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

Our Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition degree provides a foundational knowledge of how diet and physical activity play a role in improving and preventing disease, thus preparing students for further study in nutritional sciences and health-related fields. Most graduates go on to study medicine, dentistry, physician assistant studies, osteopathic medicine, optometry, pharmacy or physical therapy.


Undergraduate Certificates

For undergraduates looking for further specialization, we offer a certificate in Food Systems and Hunger Studies and a certificate in Nutrition for Human Performance.


Review the DHN Course Bulletin to learn more about the classes you will take to earn your BS in Dietetics or Human Nutrition

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Tuition & Fees

Visit the the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to learn more about tuition, fees, and financial aid opportunities

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Fall 2024 Open House

Join us for a tour to learn more about everything DHN has to offer! Attend an Introduction to Nutrition class, meet with faculty, and hear testimonies from some of our amazing students. Tours will run from 12:30 – 4:00 PM with an option to add a Main Campus morning tour with the UK Visitor Center. To register for the main campus tour, please visit https://visit.uky.edu/. Contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies Aaron Schwartz with any questions. We can't wait to see you there!
  • Friday, October 18th

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Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

204 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506


Aaron Schwartz

Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Senior Academic Advisor

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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