Nutrition and Dietetics

The Nutrition and Dietetics (NUTR) Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ASCEND). NUTR students graduate with a  Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Students completing university graduation requirements with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA will receive a Verification Statement to enter a Dietetic Internship. After successful completion of the Dietetic Internship, students sit for the national Registration Exam. If passed, the student is credentialed as a Registered Dietician. Usually licensure is also required by the state of residence.

Dietetics is a dynamic profession where possibilities are endless. The direction you take and how far you go are up to you. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job demands for registered dietitians will grow faster than the average profession.

Possible careers include: 
    -Clinical: hospitals, outpatient, Armed Services (VA)
    -Community: home health, public health, missions, fitness and recreation clubs
    -Consultant: private practice, nursing homes, companies, athletes
    -Business: foods editor, food critic, marketing, certified chef, product development
    -Administrative: director of dietetic services in hospitals, nursing homes, schools/colleges, airlines, kitchen layout and design
    -Research: research grants in nutrition, food science
    -Teaching: college, university, dietetic internships, medical, dental, nursing or pharmacy schools  

For more information, please contact:
Patricia H. Terry, PhD., RD, LD
Phone: 205-726-2930
Fax: 205-726-2607
Email: phterry@samford.edu  

 

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