Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences (Bachelor of Science)
Dietetics is a profession concerned with the science and art of human nutritional care, an essential component of human health science. The didactic program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040 ext. 5400. This program prepares students for careers as Registered Dietitians by providing the undergraduate requirements needed to apply to dietetic internships.
To become a Registered Dietitian, students must complete the didactic program in Dietetics, complete a ACEND accredited supervised practice/internship program and pass the National Registration Examination for Dieticians. This major prepares graduates to counsel people about the preventive and therapeutic role of nutrition in the maintenance of health and fitness.