Philosophy and Description of the Program

The major focus of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Dietetics is in the field of health. It is a useful and practical area of study for students interested in health maintenance and rehabilitation through the science of nutrition. Physiological, biological, and behavioral sciences provide the foundation for a wide range of studies applicable to community, clinical, private practice, and management aspects of nutrition in health care.

Students in the Didactic Program in Dietetics develop human relationship skills and expertise in addressing nutritional needs for human growth and development throughout the life cycle. Upon completion of the prescribed course of study, students are qualified for entry-level careers in community, clinical, consultative dietetics, and food service management positions in business, health care, and industry. At the senior level, a student may apply for a dietetic internship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics of The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. After completion of the internship the student is eligible to take the registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian.

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