This nationally accredited dietetics program prepares you to apply to a post-graduate dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian. Dietetics professionals are in high demand to address challenges in the health care arena to treat and prevent diseases; they work in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, universities, schools and businesses to deliver innovative educational programs and nutrition care services designed to enhance public health.
This pre-medical program provides a comprehensive undergraduate experience to prepare you for careers in the health sciences, including medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry. Students fulfill all the requirements for admission into medical, dental, pharmacy and allied health schools while learning the critical role that diet plays in preventing and treating disease. The knowledge base provided by this program provides a solid foundation in the basic sciences including biochemistry, physiology and genetics coupled with specialized courses related to how nutritional status is impacted by life cycle stage, exercise, drugs, and behavior. This program also provides an ideal foundation for graduate programs leading to advanced degrees required for careers in academics.
Students apply knowledge about foods and ingredients to food selection, preparation, processing, storage and serving of safe food to the consumer. The curriculum includes essential coursework that enables students to gain an understanding of the role of diet in maintaining health and preventing disease as well as the importance of ensuring that food is prepared, preserved, and served in a safe manner. The Consumer Foods Program prepares students for exciting positions in the food industry, institutional food service (e.g. hospitals, schools), and for food and nutrition-related educational positions.