Available as major (B.S. degree)
A dietitian does much more than plan and supervise food and nutrition programs. As a dietitian, you will also be involved in helping to prevent and treat illnesses and diseases by promoting healthy eating habits.
Dietetics is the science of applying food and nutrition principles health. We are ready to help you prepare for a career as a food and nutrition expert — because we believe you will benefit society with your knowledge. Olivet’s program will guide you through an academic program with the goal of achieving registration credentials.
Dietitians often consult with wellness programs, sports teams, supermarkets and other nutrition-related businesses. As a dietitian, you may also give advice on sanitation, safety procedures, menus and budgeting. You may be called on to report and write on food-related topics, such as fiber, vitamins, or nutritional content.
At Olivet, you will:
An internship is required to complete this degree. You will complete a supervised practice program in any of the 50 U.S. states.
then a career in dietetics may be for you! Possible careers include: dietitian, clinical dietitian, community dietitian, management dietitian, consultant dietitian, health educator, nutritional counselor, health and wellness writer, professor, public relations, marketing, dietetics research, private consulting practice, diabetes educator, eating disorders educator, cardiac care educator, catering, strength and conditioning coach, pediatric dietetics specialist Possible places of employment include: hospitals, nursing care facilities, assisted living facilities, outpatient care centers, schools, public health clinics, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations, food manufacturer, advertising and marketing agencies, company and school cafeterias, health care facilities, fitness centers, universities Demand for dietitians in outpatient care facilities, physicians’ offices and food service looks strong for the future.
Licensure and certification requirements vary by state. Accreditation Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For more information To learn more about Olivet’s Didactic Program in Dietetics, including information about internships, practicums, curriculum, program costs, degree completion and accreditation, download the “Didactic Program in Dietetics Student Manual.” Dietetics is part of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences within the School of Professional Studies.
Olivet’s program will guide you through an academic program with the goal of achieving registration credentials.