Dietitians apply knowledge of food and nutrition to health. They prevent or treat disease through diet. The four year ACEND-accredited program is a major component in the process to obtain the educational background and experiences required to become a registered dietitian. After graduation, a 1200 hour internship and successful completion of a national credentialing exam are required.
Students in dietetics receive hands-on experience and provide community service by providing nutrition education to senior citizens, delivering Meals-on-Wheels, participating in health fairs, working in university food service, or in local hospitals working alongside registered dietitians.