Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration

(curriculum code: HONF-RDS)

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.  Students who complete the degree in Nutrition and Dietetics will:

  • Obtain a sound basis of liberal education and specialty courses in nutrition and dietetics.
  • Meet the knowledge requirements of the  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Standards of Education.
  • Be able to apply decision-making and analytical skills to further training.
  • Be eligible to enter dietetic internships or programs of graduate study in nutrition and dietetics.
  • Be prepared to assume positions as entry-level practitioners and to become active members of the dietetics community.

* 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).