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Nutrition and Dietetics B.S.

Major     

Nutrition and Dietetics

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

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Why study nutrition and dietetics?

The nutrition and dietetics major is a good choice if you enjoy biology and chemistry as well as working with people. This major has been approved or accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics to provide the academic portion of the requirements for becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) since 1977. Students who do not continue on the pathway to becoming an RDN have successfully pursued careers as community nutritionists, dietetic technicians and food service managers.

Program emphasis

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. 

Within the nutrition and dietetics major, you’ll study a wide variety of subjects, including anatomy and physiology; chemistry and biochemistry; food science and technology; nutrition science; management and business; education and counseling; and medical nutrition. A number of the upper level nutrition courses are offered every other year; therefore, careful course planning is especially important for this major. General course scheduling guidelines can be found under the Course Scheduling Guidelines link.

Please Note:  In order to progress into the Medical Nutrition and Advanced Nutrition courses, students must achieve the minimum GPA criteria specified in the Didactic Program in Dietetics Handbook.

For additional information on dietetics education contact ACEND at: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, or http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/acend