Welcome to the Nutrition & Dietetics Program!
We prepare students to meet the changing needs of society and industry in food and nutrition. You'll develop a sound knowledge base in science and acquitted professional skills that will prepare you to work with the nutritional needs of populations of all ages. You'll study physiological, biological and behavioral sciences to provide the foundation for a wide range of studies applicable to the community, clinical, private practice and management aspects of nutrition in health care. Dietetics students develop human relationship skills and expertise in addressing nutritional needs for human growth and development throughout the life cycle.
Completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics is the first step toward dietetic registration. You'll have the knowledge and skill competencies defined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to apply for a supervised practice program in dietetics and the following registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian.
Entry-Level Registration Eligibility Requirements Update - Please visit this link for information regarding the plan and timeline to initiate the new entry-level practice requirements of earning an advanced degree along with completing supervised practice and taking a registration exam. These new requirements will take effect January 1, 2024. Those who become Registered Dietitians before this time will be allowed to practice without an advanced degree.
- Groups Strive to Ensure Breastfeeding Mothers Can Continue After Returning to Work
A few years ago, Associate Professor Alena Clark walked into a University of Northern Colorado restroom and saw a woman hunched over a sink, pumping her breast for milk...read more
- "Individuals With Severe Mental Illnesses Have Improved Eating Behaviors and Cooking Skills After Attending a 6-Week Nutrition Cooking Class", an article by Alena Clark and colleagues which published Online First in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal in January, was featured on APA Journals' social media channels on March 2. Since then, the post on the article has received 282 “likes” and was shared 66 times. It has reached 10,732 people on Facebook alone! You can visit the APA Journals Facebook page here, and the APA Journals Twitter account here.
- UNC Breastfeeding Lactation Station Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center and the Nutrition & Dietetics Program. As a student, faculty or staff member at UNC, there are many options to support your decision to breastfeed your child when you return to work or school including two Lactation Stations on campus...read more