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Two students working for their dietetics degrees stand in front of shelves of colorful displays of labeled food information.

Interested in a dietetics degree? 

Dietetics is the study of food and nutrition in relation to preventing and treating disease and maintaining and promoting good health. It is a people-oriented and science-focused field. 

Studying dietetics is the first step toward earning the registered dietitian professional credential. Many dietitians work in clinical health care settings such as hospitals and extended-care facilities. If this sounds good to you, a dietetics degree could be a very rewarding path. 

This undergraduate program in dietetics is approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 


Graduates with a dietetics degree become experts in nutritional assessment and care and in food-service management systems. They help change people's lives based on the food they eat. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Aramark
  • Gannett
  • Metro Health
  • Northwest Community Healthcare
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Whole Foods Market
  • William Barr Associates

Alumni work as: 

  • Clinical nutrition practitioners
  • Corporate wellness/health promoter/advisers
  • Food service consultants
  • Food service managers
  • Private practice/nutritional counselors
  • Registered dieticians
  • Educators

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