The Food Science and Nutrition Program in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences offers one degree program: The Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition. Within the Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition are two specializations. The Food and Nutrition Specialization provides a broad area of expertise and prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the food and nutrition industries. The Food and Nutrition specialization is also designed to allow students to complete a minor in a field that relates to professional career advancement. The Dietetics Specialization (plus ANTH 130 and PSY 101), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and prepares students to apply for an accredited supervised practice program (Dietetic Internship). After completing these two steps and passing the Registration Exam, students become Registered Dietitians.
In addition, the Food Science and Nutrition program offers a Master of Science degree in Nutrition that offers small classes, opportunity to work closely with faculty, an excellent learning environment, and an opportunity to conduct research. Graduate students in nutrition have their Masters Thesis consistently presented at national conferences including those of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Lastly, the Food Science and Nutrition program offers an ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship. Completion of this Dietetic Internship satisfies the supervised practice requirements towards becoming a Registered Dietitian and qualifies the individual to take the Registration Examination to become and Registered Dietitian (Nutritionist) RD(N).
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