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.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of food systems, including management principles and financial management.
  • Students will understand the role of nutrition in human health, disease prevention, and health promotion in a variety of settings.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate dietetic practice-related information.   
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct research and present and apply research findings relevant to dietetics practice.
  • Program graduates will have the knowledge and skills required as an entry-level dietetics practitioner.