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Dietetics and Nutrition BS

Work with people of all ages, cultures, and economic means to apply nutritional science to help clients address health, nutritional, and wellness needs.

Program skills

The major leads to a BS degree that meets the educational requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The pre-professional phase (years 1 and 2) involves core courses in science, food science, basic nutrition, mathematics, liberal arts, and business. The professional phase (years 3 and 4) includes practicum experiences in various upper-division courses. Three cooperative work experiences, including one position in health care food and nutrition services, are a requirement of the major. Students also have the opportunity to acquire a certificate or minor in a variety of content areas, including exercise science.

Program facilities equipment

Fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchens and labs. Field experiences including hospitals, long-term care facilities, food manufacturers, camps, colleges, and universities.

Program job titles

Clinical Dietitian; Clinical Nutritionist; Community Dietitian; Management Dietitian; Registered Dietitian; Corporate Nutritionist

Select program hiring partners

Sodexo USA; Aramark, Monroe Community Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Wegmans Food Markets, Wakefern Food Corp.


Outcome Rates for Dietetics and Nutrition BS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 60.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 40.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 60.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 40.00%
Alternative Plans 0%


The dietetics and nutrition major is accredited through June 2023 by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.