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Dietetics and Nutrition


The Dietetics and Nutrition program leads to a BS degree and meets the education requirements of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), a division of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (previously the American Dietetic Association). The pre-professional phase (years 1 and 2) involves core courses in basic sciences, food science, basic nutrition, mathematics, liberal arts, and business. The professional phase (years 3 and 4) includes practicum experiences in various upper-division courses. See Typical Course Sequence chart below for an outline of courses.

Students also complete three blocks of approved co-op education experience. One co-op may be waived for transfer students possessing at least an associates degree. 


Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree have the option to complete a minor to complement their Dietetics and Nutrition degree. This allows students to develop another area of professional expertise or pursue an area of personal interest. Completion of a minor is formally designated on the baccalaureate transcript, highlighting this accomplishment to employers and graduate schools.

Common minors for Dietetics and Nutrition students include Exercise Science, Communications, Psychology and Business.


Immersions are a series of three related general education courses. The student-selected nine credit hour requirement supports deeper learning within a focus area. In many cases, an immersion can lead to a Minor with the addition of two courses.  All students need to declare an immersion, but minors are optional.  Please note that not all minors have a corresponding immersion and vice-versa. 

Common immersions for Dietetics and Nutrition students include Psychology, Sociology, Public Policy and a foreign language.

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