Nutrition/Food Studies

Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration

The area of concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students for entry-level positions in health care, community program, school food service, private practice, publishing, public relations, or other businesses that involve food and nutrition. It also prepares students for dietetic internships that enable students to become eligible to take the examination to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).

NYU’s program in Nutrition and Dietetics fully meets the foundation knowledge and learning outcomes in the Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation standards established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics*. These standards are known collectively as the Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD) and they are met by taking the full set of courses required for the Bachelor of Science degree. The mission of the Nutrition and Dietetics DPD is to educate students on the role of food, nutrition, and health in society.  Integrating knowledge and research into coursework, the program provides students with an understanding of basic sciences, and theoretical and applied aspects of nutrition and dietetics.

Download the Program of Study for the Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration.

* The Nutrition and Dietetics Undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) HONF-RDS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, 1-800-877-1600).

Program benefits for international students

If you’re an international student, you may be able to work in the United States after graduation for an extended period of time. Most students studying on F-1 visas will be eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) off-campus work authorization. F-1 students in this program may also be eligible for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) OPT extension, allowing you to extend your time in the United States to pursue degree-related work experience for a total of 36 months or 3 years. For more information on who can apply for this extension and how, see NYU’s Office of Global Services: STEM OPT.

For more information about the Nutrition/Food Studies undergraduate degree, please contact:

Sean Spellman
Undergraduate Program Advisor

Domingo Piñero
Director, Undergraduate Studies/Clinical Assistant Professor, Nutrition