Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition Program
The program in Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as dietitians or nutritionists in healthcare facilities, community agencies, cooperative extension, food service operations, and/or the food industry. Students are also prepared for graduate study in dietetics and nutrition. The curriculum for the Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition major complies with the requirements for a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE). Students successfully graduating from a CADE-accredited D.P.D. with a GPA of 2.5 or better are eligible to take the examination to become a Registered Dietetic Technician (DTR), or apply for an ADA-accredited dietetic internship (DI), which enables the student to become eligible to take the examination in dietetics to become a registered dietitian (RD). Fieldwork and laboratory experiences are important components of the curriculum and are planned to integrate didactic instruction with supervised practice.
Honors in Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition
Departmental honors in Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition may be awarded to a student who has maintained an index of 3.5 in a minimum of 45 credits in all courses required for the major.
Last modified: 9/16/2013