Health, nutrition and fitness are focused on more and more everyday.
People want to feel and look good and eating right is part of a healthy lifestyle.
Learning about good nutrition is becoming more important as researchers
find new links between diet and disease. These findings mean opportunities
in the field of dietetics. Major areas of practice within dietetics are
clinical, community, management, consulting, research and education. The
direction you take and how far you take it are your choices.
Students preparing for careers in dietetics study a variety of subjects, ranging
from food and nutrition science, food service systems management, business, economics,
computer science, sociology and communication to science courses such as biology,
physiology, microbiology, anatomy and chemistry. An Associate of Science
Degree in Nutrition is required for those preparing for careers as Dietetics Technicians
(DTR) and a Bachelor of Science Degree is required for individuals pursuing careers as
Registered Dieticians (RD).