Academic Programs in Nutrition and Dietetics
The Messiah College Department of Nutrition and Dietetics offers five academic programs:
The Nutrition and Dietetics Major is a good choice for students who enjoy biology and chemistry as well as working with people. This major has been approved/accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics to provide the academic portion of the requirements for becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD) since 1977. Students who do not continue on the pathway to becoming a RD have successfully pursued careers as community nutritionists, dietetic technicians, and food service managers.
The Nutrition Science Major is a good choice for students who excel at science and math. It prepares students primarily for graduate school in nutrition, public health, or medicine.
The Nutrition and Food Services Management Major is a good choice for students who enjoy food and cooking, but are less interested in science. It prepares students for a variety of careers combining nutrition and food service management, including school and institutional food service, food businesses, and restaurants.
The Foods and Nutrition Minor is designed to provide students in fields such as biology, education, psychology, nursing, and health and exercise science with additional background in nutrition.
The Academic Verification in Dietetics (non-graduation) program is designed for students who already have completed a Bachelor’s degree and want to become Registered Dietitians. This program provides the undergraduate academic requirements needed to apply for a dietetic internship.
Please use the links provided to find out more about each option. If you need additional information about any of our programs, please contact us.