Nutrition and Dietetics
Want to be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? Major in Nutrition and Dietetics!
Nutrition is a diverse area of study for people who enjoy science, who believe that good nutrition, appealing food, and personal lifestyles are important for the well being of all individuals and who find satisfaction from working with people to help them think about food, nutrition, health, and wellness.
Students interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist first complete the Nutrition and Dietetics major, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the credentialing agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Completion of a post-undergraduate accredited dietetic internship is the second step toward becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Areas of study
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Nutrition in the Lifespan
- Nutrition and Overweight/Obesity Prevention/Management
- Nutrition Counseling
- Community Nutrition
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Sports Nutrition
- Public Health
- Medical school/Physician Assistant
- Private Practice
- Graduate school for nutrition, public health, or allied professions
What’s special about this program?
The Nutrition and Dietetics major provides students the opportunity to work closely with faculty in their program. Experiential opportunities are available in and out of the classroom. Students will gain skills in nutrition education, counseling, management, resource development and research. Courses include hands-on labs and real world experiences in food service, community and simulated medical settings. Professional Academic Advisors and Faculty Mentors provide one-to-one career and graduate school guidance.
Students have a number of opportunities to be involved in major-related activities including: Nutrition and Dietetics Club, First Step Grand Challenges, Nutrition and Disabilities Club, as well as undergraduate research and department-sponsored study abroad programs.
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Seminar in Composition
Elementary Math & Statistics
|Intro to Nutrition Professions|
Introduction to Sociology
|Breadth or Multicultural or Elective Courses
Biology for Health Sciences
Elem Organic Chem and Lab
Elem. Biochemistry and Lab
|NTDT250||Intro to the Nutrition Care Process|
Bascia Statistical Practice
Introduction to Microbiology or
Medical Microbiol. & Infect. Dis.
Nutrition in the Lifespan
Quantity Food Production & Service
Management. of Food & Nutrition Services
On-Site Food Production
|Breadth or Multicultural or Elective Courses|
Senior Nutrition Seminar
Nutritional Assessment Methods
Teaching Methods: Nutrition/Foods
Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Medical Nutrition Therapy II
|Breadth or Multicultural or Elective courses