The emphasis in Nutrition and Foods prepares students to integrate and apply the principles of the biomedical sciences and food and nutrition sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs in a variety of settings. Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with emphasis in Nutrition and Foods is a five- year BS-MS program. Nutrition and Foods is the first step to acceptance into the Professional Coordinated Program in Dietetics.
During the first two years of the curriculum, students develop a foundation in science and general education. This is followed by a three year course of study devoted to professional courses and supervised practice (fieldwork). The Dietetics program is a five year program where students complete:
- A Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Foods)
- A Master of Science (Dietetics)
- All supervised practice (fieldwork) necessary to meet the requirements to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians (RD Exam)
- A verification statement providing proof of completion will be provided after the graduate degree is awarded
The completion of this bachelor's degree only, does not allow the student to be eligible to take the national Registration Examination for Dietitians. Furthermore, it is not a didactic program in dietetics. No verification state is given after completion of only the bachelor's degree.