Dietetics and Nutrition BS
The BS program in Dietetics and Nutrition offers a challenging curriculum that prepares students to become Registered Dietitians and practice in diverse settings such as; hospitals, HMO’s, private practice, other healthcare facilities, universities, research facilities, food and pharmaceutical companies, public health organizations, public wellness programs, school foodservice, commercial foodservice, journalism, marketing, sports nutrition, and corporate wellness programs.
- Bachelor of Science
- Approximately 50 students enrolled.
Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component
- Three terms of co-op is required.
Salary InformationCo-op: $10.43 $8.00 - $17.00
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Student Skills & CapabilitiesThe curriculum of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Dietetics and Nutrition leads to a baccalaureate degree and meets the educational requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The courses included focus on the areas of physical, biological and social sciences; food principles and management; nutrition health and disease; accounting and marketing; research and technology. The objective of the DPD curriculum is to meet the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Core Knowledge for Didactic Curriculum Content.
Dietetics and Nutrition Program Goals
1. Prepare students for successful application to accredited supervised practice programs and/or graduate school and to become competent entry level Dietitians.
2. Prepare graduates to continually participate in professional development.
AccreditationThe Dietetics and Nutrition program has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition Dietetics (ACEND), a division of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
Equipment & FacilitiesFully equipped state-of-the-art kitchens and labs. Field experiences including hospitals, long term care facilities, food manufacturers, camps, colleges and universities.
Job OutlookEmployment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. The role of food in preventing and treating illnesses, such as diabetes, is now well known. More dietitians and nutritionists will be needed to provide care for patients with various medical conditions and to advise people who want to improve their overall health. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)
Selected Employer Hiring PartnersAmerican Diabetes Association, Continuing Developmental Services, Inc., Highland Hospital, Monroe Community Hospital, RIT – Food Service, Rivers Run, Rochester General Health System (Hospital), Sodexo Senior Services Inc., Unity Health System, University of Rochester Medical Center, Wegmans Food Markets
Contact UsWe appreciate your interest in hiring RIT co-op, graduating students or alumni. We will make every effort to make your recruiting endeavor a success. Call our office and ask to speak with Mindy Blake, the career services coordinator who works with the Dietetics and Nutrition program. For your convenience, you can access information and services through our web site at www.rit.edu/recruit.
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY 14623-5603