About Dietetics


Designed to provide the knowledge and skills required
for students who want to pursue a dietetic internship
resulting in the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential,
course requirements are designed to meet ACEND
accreditation requirements (www.eatright.org/acend).
To become an RD, you must earn a bachelor’s degree
from an accredited university and complete requirements
for an accredited dietetics program; complete an
accredited post-baccalaureate dietetic internship; and
pass the national registration examination for dietitians.
This is the only emphasis that has the potential for
a student to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).

Career Opportunities

  • „„Clinical dietitian in hospital or other health care facility
  • Consultant dietitian
  • Community dietitian with the Women, Infants
    and Children Program
  • „„Public health dietitian
  • Dietetics educator
  • „„Researcher with food or pharmaceutical companies
    or university
  • Sports nutritionist for college and professional teams
  • Corporate wellness dietitian
  • „„Cooperative extension agent
  • „„Public relations and marketing in food and nutritionrelated
  • Product development in food and nutrition-related
  • „Food service director in a hospital, school district,
    day care, etc.
  • Caterer
  • Food buyer or distributor
  • Food and drug inspector

Occupational Profile