Welcome to Nutrition & Dietetics
This is an exciting time to study nutrition! We learn more every day about the role of food and nutrition in overall health and disease prevention. As a nutrition professional you could work in a variety of settings including public health, clinical care, or management.
The Nutrition and Dietetics Program offers a bachelor of science (BS) in nutrition and dietetics, a post-graduate dietetic internship, and a master of science in nutrition. Most jobs in the profession require completion of the 10-month dietetic internship after the BS degree. Seek advisement early in your studies to ensure you are familiar with the best sequence of courses. Contact any faculty member or the staff in the College of Education Advisement Center in Hokona Hall.
Dr. Deborah Cohen, DCN, R.D.
Nutrition & Dietetics DPD Director and Program Coordinator
The mission of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program is to (1) prepare students for dietetic internships to become registered dietitian nutritionists, (2) prepare competent nutrition professionals that are able to apply medical nutrition therapy in clinical and community settings, (3) conduct innovative, collaborative research, (4) provide public health nutrition activities in local, regional, and national multicultural communities to positively impact health and well-being, and (5) collaborate with allied health professional programs and students (medicine, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, public health) to facilitate interdisciplinary learning and research.
Nutrition Program faculty conduct clinical and public health research through University and community collaborations to examine nutritional determinants of health and to provide data for best evidence-based practice.