About this Bachelor's Degree

Dietetics is the application of knowledge about food and nutrition to help people achieve and maintain health throughout the life span. Dietetics integrates knowledge of food, nutrition, management, basic sciences and social sciences to improve the dietary intake and health of individuals and communities.

The registered dietitian (RD) is the No. 1 expert to consult on current and accurate food and nutrition information. Today, more than ever, people need registered dietitians to provide expert nutrition information that can enhance the quality of life for individuals, groups, families, organizations and communities.

The didactic program in dietetics provides the required dietetics coursework leading to a 124-credit-hours bachelor's degree with a verification statement.

Student Learning Outcomes / Program Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate the qualities needed to obtain post-graduate education and successfully enter the job market

  • Students will demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills in the area of nutrition

  • Students will demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills in the area of nutrition food systems management

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing

  • Students will understand the integration of nutrition and food systems