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Dietetics and Human Nutrition


The Bachelor of Science in Dietetics prepares individuals to be recognized in the field of food and nutrition systems management. Graduates of the DHN Dietetics Program are prepared to apply for an accredited  supervised practice program /dietetic internship in order to become eligible to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) national registry exam to earn the credential Registered Dietitian (RD).  As a RD, graduates function as entry-level professionals with opportunities for practice in: medical nutrition therapy, community dietetics, food systems management, business and entrepreneurship, nutrition/product research, and nutrition counseling.

Human Nutrition

The Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition offers appropriate preparation for further study in nutritional sciences and health related sciences, particularly public health, medicine, pharmacy, health care supplies, physical therapy, physician assistant, and nutrition research.  Human Nutrition prepares you for careers in: quality control and product development for the food industry, regulatory services and food policy, formulation and sales of nutritional supplements, pharmaceutical development and sales, and health-related professions. Human Nutrition prepares you for advanced study in: medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nutrition research, physical therapy, physician assistant, and public health.

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