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The Dietetics program prepares students to apply knowledge of food and nutrition to health. Students can choose one of three tracks within the Dietetics program, depending on their career and professional goals. The available tracks are as follow…: 1) the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is an ACEND-accredited program that prepares students for entry into a post-undergraduate internship program to become a Registered Dietitian (RD), 2) the Nutrition and Wellness track prepares students to work in communities as health educators, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention, and 3) the Nutrition Science track is a science-based program that prepares students for medical school and/or graduate school.

Dietetics students receive hands-on experience in a variety of clinical, community, and foodservice settings. Some examples include provision of nutrition education to senior citizens, participation in University health fairs, clinical exposure in local hospitals, and meal preparation and management for both small and large groups of people. 

What You'll Do

  • Interact with qualified, dedicated faculty.
  • Develop a strong foundation in evidenced-based nutritional principles and practices
  • Receive hands on experience in a variety of settings including clinical nutrition services, food service management and community nutrition.
  • Have the opportunity to network with professionals in the field of dietetics

What You'll Study

Your curriculum will depend on your chosen dietetics track. Please refer to the degree map (linked on the right) for track-specific course listings. 

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Veterans' Administration
  • Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Houston
  • Vanderbilt University
  • NACUFS (Harvard, Notre Dame)
  • Summer Diabetes Camps
  • Weight Management Camps
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • HyVee Grocery (Corporate Dietitians)
  • School Food Service
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • University Food Services
  • Wellness Centers
  • Long-term Care Facilities
  • County Health Departments
  • Gilster-Mary Lee
  • Internship Website


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