The Global Public Health/Nutrition and Dietetics combined undergraduate major prepares you to apply current knowledge, policy, and research about food and nutrition toward the improvement of the health of populations locally and around the world.
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This major focuses on the role of food, nutrition, and health in society. As a student pursuing this degree, you will study a variety of topics such as food production, technology, epidemiology, diet assessment, health policy, and nutrition counseling, in addition to a foundational core of liberal arts courses in writing and social science. Working closely with an advisor, you’ll round out your course of study with a mix of electives that complement your individual interests and desired career path.
The combined Global Public Health/Nutrition and Dietetics degree also includes an internship component, where you will have the opportunity to apply course concepts to real-world scenarios and build professional relationships in the field.
As a graduate of the Global Public Health/Nutrition and Dietetics degree, you will be well-prepared for entry-level positions in health care, community programs, health departments, school food service, private practice, publishing, public relations, or other businesses that involve nutrition and public health.
You can also use your education as a step to becoming a public health professional focused on developing policies and programs that:
- Prevent disease
- Promote health in neighborhoods, schools, communities, and in government
- Examine how to deliver services
- Improve environments
- Equip people with information to protect their own health
The degree also offers preparation for dietetic internships that in turn enable you to take the examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), as well as complete further graduate work in nutrition, public health, or other related disciplines. Learn more about how to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, which involves completing a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).
If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Domingo Piñero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics has updated its requirements for becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Starting in 2024, those wishing to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist must hold a master's degree in order to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. To enable undergraduates to progress smoothly toward Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credentials, our department is developing an option to complete a 5-year combined BS/MS degree.
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).