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Dietetics

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Dietetics B.S.

The Dietetics major offers a wide range of studies applicable to community, clinical counseling, and management aspects of nutrition in health care, food service, and business. The major focus of the bachelor of science degree program in Dietetics is in the field of health. It is a useful and practical area of study for students interested in health maintenance and rehabilitation through the science of nutrition. Physiological, biochemical, and behavioral sciences provide the foundation for study. Students also develop human relationship skills and expertise in addressing nutritional needs for human growth and development throughout the life cycle. Because of the strong science base, this major is supportive of advanced degrees in several health fields.

The undergraduate Dietetics Program provides fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a professional dietitian according to the competencies established by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606 (311-899-0040, next. 5400). The Dietetics Program is a Didactic Program in Dietetics that is accredited by CADE. Upon completion of the prescribed course of study, students are qualified for entry level careers in community, clinical, consultative dietetics and food service management positions in business and industry. At the senior level, a student is eligible to apply for a supervised practice program (dietetic internship) accredited by CADE of The American Dietetic Association. After completion of the supervised practice program, the student is eligible to take the registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian.

Note: The School of Human Sciences also offers a CADE accredited dietetic internship. Application is separate from the undergraduate program.

For degree and program requirements, see:

Nutrition Minor

Dietetics B.S.


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