Dietetics is an exciting health care profession! If you have an interest in food and nutrition this might be the career choice for you. Dietetics prepares you to become the food and nutrition expert.
Becoming a registered dietitian is a three-step process:
- Didactic Coursework
- Supervised Practice
- Pass the national registration examination
UConn has three Dietetics programs:
- Didactic Program* (Department of Nutritional Sciences)
- Coordinated Program* - Undergraduate (Department of Allied Health Sciences)
- Dietetic Intenship* - Post-Baccalaureate (Department of Allied Health Sciences)
A description describing routes to becoming a dietitian may be found at the College of Agriculture website.
Who is the Registered Dietitian?
- Clinical dietitian in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities
- Community dietitian working with food programs
- Director of dietetics at hospital, nursing homes, and in schools
- Working in wellness programs
- Self-employed in private practice
- Working with athletes
- And much more!
* All three programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, (800) 877-1600 extension 5400.