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Nutrition and Dietetics Major

Nutrition and Dietetics Major

Nutrition and Dietetics at Messiah College 

Our accredited nutrition and dietetics major prepares you for careers in medical nutrition, nutrition counseling and community health.

As a nutrition and dietetics major at Messiah College, you’ll gain a broad foundation in food science and technology, nutrient functions and metabolism, community health and medical nutrition therapy. Hands-on activities such as cooking and large-quantity food production, nutrition counseling and nutrition research will provide you with opportunities to interact with practicing nutrition and dietetics professionals and with individuals and community groups needing nutrition care services. 

As you immerse yourself in field and classroom learning, you’ll develop communication, teamwork, management and problem-solving skills essential to a career in foods manufacturing, food service, community health and medical nutrition. 

Challenging courses in behavioral science, nutrition education and nutrition counseling will teach you how to apply your knowledge in helping people with a wide variety of nutrition and health concerns, while taking that all-important first step toward becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) – a credential required in many nutrition-related jobs.

Nutrition and dietetics major distinctives
Career options for nutrition and dietetics majors
Career development and research opportunities for nutrition and dietetics majors
Post-graduate dietetic internship
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Students in the nutrition and dietetics program take a selection of courses that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
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