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College of Family and Consumer Sciences



Our nationally accredited Bachelor of Science program in Dietetics provides you with the first step toward your career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist - the professional expert in the field of foods and nutrition.

Our Dietetics program includes comprehensive coursework in foods and nutritional sciences to prepare you for an exciting career in the field of foods and nutrition. Dietetics majors learn how whole foods and nutrients impact disease through coursework in nutrition education, public health nutrition, food principles, and foodservice systems management. A strong background in science, including chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, and microbiology, is provided in our program.

After completing of our Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics, students must complete a dietetic internship of at least nine months in order to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. The dietetic internship may be combined with a Master’s degree.

Dietetics professionals are in high demand to address challenges in the health care arena to treat and prevent disease and to improve health and wellness.

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Dietitians and Nutritionists

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Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.