General Dietetics

College of Health Sciences
Dietetics students smiling

Degree Options

B.S. in General Dietetics

Who Would be Interested in General Dietetics?

A career in nutrition and dietetics may be right for you, if you:

  • Enjoy learning about foods and food preparation
  • Are interested in wellness, health promotion and disease prevention
  • Like sharing your knowledge and skills with various groups across the lifecycle
  • Have strong interest in the sciences of nutrition, biology, and physiology

Why General Dietetics?

  • The General Dietetics program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
  • Program faculty are passionate about the field and enjoy teaching.
  • Small class sizes provide the opportunity to interact individually with faculty.
  • Leads to credentialing as Registered Dietitian (RD). 

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

Admission Requirements

A student is initially admitted as a Pre-Dietetics major. Applications to the Dietetics program are received each spring semester for admission the following fall. Upon admission, two full years are required to complete the program. Admission requirements are listed below:

  • Complete a minimum of 45 semester hours
  • Attain a minimum cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Earn a B or better in NFA 121, 201, and 202 and 317; ACC 201; BIO 171; CHE 101/101L, 102/102L; STA 215; or their equivalents if taken at another school

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with a BS in Dietetics, a student must:

  • Attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Earn a C or better in all major and supporting courses (other than those courses in which a B or better is required per admission criteria)

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

Our recent graduates are employed in the following positions:

  • Managers of Food and Nutrition Services
  • Clinical Dietitians in Urban and Rural Hospitals
  • WIC Educators
  • Nutrition Coordinators in Public Schools
  • Cooperative Extension Services-FCS Agents

How Do I Get More Information?

Contact Dr. Dana Bush, Department Chair, 859-622-3445

Contact Dr. Mary Wilson, Program Coordinator