This major is a program that prepares individuals to integrate and apply the principles of the food and nutrition sciences, human behavior, and the biomedical sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs in a variety of settings.
Includes instruction in human nutrition; nutrient metabolism; the role of foods and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention; planning and directing food service activities; diet and nutrition analysis and planning; supervision of food storage and preparation; client education; and professional standards and regulations.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Dietetics/Dietitian Major?
As a Dietician, you serve as an expert in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. You advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Job opportunities for dieticians are very strong in the future as this career subsector is expected to see an eight percent (8%) growth 2019-2029.
Dietitians typically need a bachelor’s degree, along with supervised training through an internship. Many states require dietitians to be licensed.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Dietetics/Dietitian Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- American Council on Exercise
- Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Publications/Magazines in Dietetics/Dietitian Major