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Prevention is Our Focus

We live in a "wellness culture." Dietetics is a growing profession as healthcare moves from treatment to prevention. Healthcare reform and policies discussed across the country all include prevention-related components. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are at the cutting edge of prevention, because so many preventable diseases and conditions are tied to food and nutrition.

Becoming a Registered Dietitian

Beyond the Classroom

Faculty in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences recognize the great value to all undergraduate students of participating in a field or community placement. Therefore, students majoring in dietetics are required to successfully complete one to three credits in a practicum course.

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Dietetics is a Growth Industry

Dietetics is a growing profession as health care moves from treatment to prevention. Jobs in the industry are highly desirable.

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The DPD program at UVM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040 ext. 5400.


  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Assistant Sports Dietitian
  • School Dietitian
  • Clinical Nutrition Manager
  • Pediatric Clinical Dietitian

Where alumni work

  • State of Vermont Green Mountain Care Board, Health Policy Analyst
  • NYC Department of Health, Nutritionist
  • Private Practice, Dietitian
  • Elliot Hospital, Clinical Dietitian in Oncology Services
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Clinical Dietitian
  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Clinical Dietitian

Graduate Schools

  • UVM, M.S. in Dietetics
  • John Hopkins, MPH, RD
  • Tufts, MS, RD
  • University of Utah, MS, RD
  • Boston University, MS, RD

Related Information

Learn more about the DNFS major

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Handbook

Contact DNFS Undergraduate Advisor: Dr. Todd Pritchard, Sr. Lecturer

Todd Pritchard