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Nutrition and Dietetics

Recommended High School Courses


Recommended High School Courses for Students Interested in the Nutrition and Dietetics Major  (This major is a good choice for students who wish to become Registered Dietitians, Public Health Nutrition Counselors, or Food Service Managers in Health Care)


  • At least 3 (preferably 4) years of college-preparatory level science (biology, chemistry, physics)

  • Four years of college-preparatory math, including at least trigonometry or pre-calculus.  AP statistics is very helpful.

  • Students who take less science than this in high school may benefit from college algebra or/and an introduction to chemistry course at a community college before beginning at Messiah.









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