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Preparation Based in Science

Our students meet the changing needs of society and industry in food and nutrition, with a sound knowledge base in science. With foundations in physiological, biological and behavioral sciences, students are well-prepared for 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.

News and Announcements

Beginning January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) has changed the degree requirement for dietitian registration eligibility from a Bachelor's degree to a Master's degree (in any field) in addition to the current requirement of a verification statement from an ACEND accredited dietetics program.  For more information, see Graduate Degree Registration Eligibility Requirement Frequently Asked Questions and Graduate Degree Registration Eligibility Requirement Student Option Scenarios.

Distance Dietetic Program

UNC offers a distance-based Didactic Program in Dietetics called the Distance Dietetic Program (DDP). It's the same program as our ACEND accredited on-campus program, but is more accessible for students who aren't able to participate in a full-time on-campus experience. The DDP offers 15 courses online; the rest of the required courses are taken at a regionally accredited institution where you live or on-line.


Nutrition Online

Meet Bryan Snyder

When Bryan Snyder attended classes in dietetics at UNC, he might not have foreseen that within a few years he’d be standing in as a guest lecturer, sharing his knowledge and insight as the Denver Broncos’ Team Nutrition Manager.

After graduating in 2009, Snyder started his work with the Broncos as an intern—an opportunity he learned about in class. A year later he accepted a full time position with the Broncos, with responsibilities that include dietary supplement evaluations, one-on-one individual consultations, training table menus, meal plans, and sideline hydration and nutrition. He returns to UNC once or twice a year as a guest lecturer.

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