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.
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.