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.
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Black Breastfeeding Week
One of our Dietetics alumni recently participated on a panel as part of Black Breastfeeding Week in New York:
Kelsey Munn, RD, CND, CLC is a registered dietitian with a specialty in Maternal-Infant Health and Breastfeeding. She currently works in Bellevue Woman's Center by Ellis Medicine as the Community Lactation Counselor. Kelsey fell in love with breastfeeding during her undergraduate degree when she became a research assistant for Dr. Alena Clark, PhD, MPH, RD, CLC. Together they researched "The Effects of Socioeconomic Status and Education on Breastfeeding Duration." From there, Kelsey volunteered at her local WIC office assisting with Support Groups and Education Classes. During her Medical Residency/Didatic Internship, she became a Certified Lactation Counselor. Kelsey moved from Denver to Albany, New York to become the Breastfeeding Coordination at Whitney Young Health Center WIC. After two years in that position she moved into her current role at Bellevue Woman's Center.