About the Dietetics program

Examine the science of food and the role of nutrients in the body to promote and maintain health. The food and nutrition program offers the dietetics major. This programs challenges you to strive for excellence and provide a pathway to graduate study. The University of Dayton dietetics major is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and provides the first step to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). 

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What can I do with this degree?

With successful completion of the dietetic academic program, the post -baccalaureate internship and the RD credentialing exam, an individual is awarded the RD credential and is recognized as the food and nutrition expert. RDs can work in the public health and community settings to provide population-based or individual-based interventions for the prevention of disease in the community, corporate, or school setting.

RDs administer medical nutrition therapy for the treatment of diseases, often as part of multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, private practice and other health care settings. In addition to these settings, RDs can work in research, sports nutrition, health care management, journalism, and the food and nutrition industry. 

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