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Nutrition and Dietetics

Career Opportunities


Majors in nutrition and dietetics lead to a wide variety of career options.  Some ideas for each major are listed below.


The Nutrition and Dietetics Major


  • Registered Dietitian (also requires completion of an accredited dietetic internship after graduation as well as passing the national Registered Dietitian Exam)
  • Medical Nutrition in a hospital setting (inpatient or outpatient)
  • Medical Nutrition in a long term care facility such as a nursing home
  • Nutrition counseling, product development, and consumer education in grocery stores or food companies
  • Nutrition counseling for individuals with eating disorders or athletes
  • Nutritionist in community nutrition programs at the local, state, ¬†national, or international level
  • Food Service director in a hospital or nursing home
  • Food Service director in a school


Scholarhip Day


  • Manager in a food and nutrition related business such as a restaurant or food company
  • Community Nutrition Counselor
  • Dietetic Technician - Students who successfully complete the major are eligible to take the national Dietetic Technician, Registered exam.¬† This credential is helpful for obtaining jobs assisting Registered Dietitians.

The Nutrition Science Major


  • Nutrition researcher (after successfully completing graduate school)

  • Product development for a food company (after successfully completing graduate school)

  • Public health or international nutrition (after successfully completing graduate school)

  • Medical doctor (after successfully completing medical school)

  • Physician Assistant (after successfully completing Physician Assistant School)



Nutrition Science Lab




School of Science, Engineering and Health