Nutrition (B.S.)

Description

This program is available beginning Fall 2020.

The University’s undergraduate program in nutrition is part of the Accelerated Dietetics program for students who wish to become registered dietitians. Upon completion of the program, students graduate with a bachelor of science (B.S.) in nutrition and a master of science (M.S) in dietetics, which is required in order to sit for the Dietetic Registration National Examination to earn registered dietitian (RD) credential.

  • Indiana State University offers the only Accelerated Dietetics Program in Indiana that provides students with an accelerated path to becoming a registered dietitian in five years. Other programs require students to complete a 4-year undergraduate program and a 2-year master’s degree along with an internship.
  • When applying for admission to the University, students must select “Pre-Dietetics” as their major or program of study.  Upon admission, the student’s advisor will assist each student in planning their program of study.
  • The program offers students traditional laboratory and classroom learning—plus supervised practice experiences that provide the hands-on experience needed for successful careers. Coursework includes study in areas such as biology, chemistry, food and nutrition, and management.
  • A number of activities and organizations enable students to interact with other students and professionals in the industry, including state professional organization meetings and professional advocacy events, which provides mentoring opportunities and career guidance

Note: The University also offers a bachelor of science in nutrition and wellness for students who wish to work in nutrition and wellness settings but do not wish to obtain registered dietitian (RD) credentials.

Required Courses

Careers

Upon successful completion of the Accelerated Dietetics Program, graduates will have earned a bachelor of science (B.S.) in nutrition and a master of science (M.S) in dietetics, which is required in order to sit for the Dietetic Registration National Examination to earn registered dietitian (RD) credential.

Job placement rates, as well as opportunities for rapid advancement, are excellent for dietitians including positions in acute care facilities, long-term care facilities, community agencies, food service administration, school food service, college/university food service, military food service, consulting private practice, and a wide variety of other settings.

In addition, the Dietetics Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Department of Applied Health Sciences offers a variety of scholarships and awards. Scholarships are also offered by local, state, and national dietetics associations.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Applied Health Sciences
Indiana State University
812-237-3079

 

The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

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Contact

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Applied Health Sciences
Indiana State University
812-237-3079