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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
     

Career options

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Public Health
  • Medical school/Physician Assistant
  • Private Practice

Graduate Programs

  • 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. 

Get involved

 

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.

Sample curriculum

CHEM101/103/107

General Chemistry I

 

CHEM102/104/108

General Chemistry II

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

ECON100/101

Economics

 

MATH114

 

Elementary Math & Statistics

 

NTDT103

 

Intro to Nutrition Professions

NTDT200

Nutrition Concepts
SOCI201

Introduction to Sociology

 

  Breadth or Multicultural or Elective Courses
ANFS305

Food Science

 

BISC205

Biology for Health Sciences

 

CHEM213/215

Elem Organic Chem and Lab

 

CHEM214/216

Elem. Biochemistry and Lab

 

NTDT201

Food Concepts

 

NTDT250 Intro to the Nutrition Care Process
PSYC100

General Psychology

 

STAT200

Bascia Statistical Practice 

 

BISC276

Human Physiology

 

BISC300

Introduction to Microbiology or

 

MMSC270

Medical Microbiol. & Infect. Dis.

 

BUAD309

Organizational Behavior

 

NTDT305

Nutrition in the Lifespan

 

NTDT321

Quantity Food Production & Service

 

NTDT322

Management. of Food & Nutrition Services

 

NTDT326

On-Site Food Production

 

NTDT330

Nutrition Counseling

 

NTDT 390

 

 

NTDT400

Macronutrients

 

NTDT401

Micronutrients

 

  Breadth or Multicultural or Elective Courses
NTDT403

Senior Nutrition Seminar

 

NTDT421

Nutritional Assessment Methods

 

NTDT445

Teaching Methods: Nutrition/Foods

 

NTDT450

Medical Nutrition Therapy I

 

NTDT451

Medical Nutrition Therapy II

 

NTDT460

Community Nutrition

 

  Breadth or Multicultural or Elective courses

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