Dietetics and Nutrition
Professional Studies Building (PSB), Room 146, (907) 786-1276
The Dietetics and Nutrition Program seeks to meet the growing needs of the dietetics and nutrition industry by training entry-level registered dietitians and community nutrition and nutrition science professionals. Four undergraduate academic areas of study are offered including a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with Community Nutrition emphasis, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with Nutrition Science emphasis and a minor in Nutrition.
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
The Bachelor of Science in Dietetics provides the first step to meeting the eligibility requirements to take the national Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) exam. RDNs are health care professionals who provide medical nutrition therapy and consultative service in health care and wellness settings. In order to complete the eligibility requirements for the RDN exam, students must complete the coursework for a bachelor’s degree in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) in addition to completing a 1200-hour ACEND-accredited dietetic internship.
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
- The Community Nutrition Emphasis is for students who are interested in non-Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) required jobs in public health, health promotion and wellness settings, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Graduates of this degree track will work cooperatively with other professionals, and are often supervised by RDNs, to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
- The Nutrition Science Emphasis is for students who are interested in advanced study in nutrition (i.e. graduate school) to prepare for a career in nutrition research or for students interested in applying to medical school who would like a strong foundation in nutrition.
The Nutrition Minor allows those students pursuing degrees other than Nutrition or Dietetics the opportunity to minor in Nutrition.