Our academic programs
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Nutrition and Dietetics Major
The Nutrition and Dietetics major opens the door to a variety of careers related to nutrition, food and health. The Messiah College Nutrition and Dietetics major is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) to provide the undergraduate courses required to apply to a dietetic internship. Graduates are also eligible to take the nutrition and dietetics technician, registered (NDTR) exam. For more information about this major, click here.
Foods and Nutrition Minor
The Food and Nutrition Minor enables students to develop basic food and nutrition knowledge and skill. Students interested in becoming nutrition scientists, physicians, or physician assistants can combine the minor with a biology, chemistry, or biochemistry major. The minor can also be paired with a business administration major to prepare students for careers related to food businesses and food service. To learn more about the minor, click here.
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. For more information about this program, click here.
A dietetic internship provides individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree and the coursework required by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the supervised practice experiences which are required before taking the national registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) examination. Messiah College offers a Dietetic Internship as a graduate certificate program. Students who complete the undergraduate courses required to apply to a dietetic internship, through Messiah College, and meet the rigorous preselect eligibility criteria, can apply to the Messiah College Dietetic Internship in the fall of their senior year, bypassing the national dietetic internship match. To learn more about the Messiah College Dietetic Internship, click here.