Congratulations, you have selected an exciting and dynamic education program and a career with unlimited potential. Dietetics is a vibrant field of study with professionals working in acute and long term care health facilities, wellness programs, food corporations, private practice, public health, school food systems, community-based Nutrition programs, and hospitality venues. Your education program is rigorous with a strong focus on the natural and biological sciences, nutrition and food science. However, there is also a commitment to application with several courses having a practicum component. You are encouraged to take an active role in the student organization and professional organizations to maximize your university experience. Additionally, we encourage you to interact with the Dietetics faculty as advisors and mentors in your academic career.
The Didactic Program at UTC is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). This is the first step in a 3-part process in the journey to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). The second step involves applying to and getting accepted into an accredited internship program where you will complete 1200 supervised practice hours in various facilities. The last step is to pass the RD exam when you will officially become a Registered Dietitian.
The Dietetics program at UTC is a two-fold method, where you will first choose Pre-Dietetics as your major. After successfully completing specific minimum course requirements and maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA, you will apply to the Dietetics Program. Once accepted, you will continue to take the required courses for your BS degree in Dietetics. For more information see: http://catalog.utc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=1015&returnto=168