Our nutrition and dietetics program will prepare you to help people of all ages gain and maintain good health. In the programs, you will learn to assess the current nutrition level of patients, study obesity and weight control, and learn to develop appropriate diets and therapies. Courses will also cover the nutritional needs of athletes, pregnant women, infants, children, and older adults.
In addition, you'll pursue advanced study of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, and minerals and learn their relationship to health and disease while conducting research in our nutrition assessment and experimental foods labs or in the local community.
Dietetics students take courses in statistics and biometry and complete a thesis. You can also complete the Dietetic Internship as part of this degree program.
Graduates are qualified to work as clinical nutrition managers, food service administrators, consultant dietitians, nutrition educators, public health nutritionists, nutrition researchers, or in the cooperative extension service.
Those applying for the MA/MS in Nutrition and Dietetics must provide an original, signed American Dietetic Association Verification of Completion Statement from the Didactic Program in Dietetics director or a Declaration of Intent to complete a dietetic program. Courses for verification (click here for courses) must be completed before the MS in Dietetics is granted.
For more information about the master's programs in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, go to the Graduate Catalog.
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