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Nutrition & Dietetics

We’ve all heard the expression: “You are what you eat.” It’s a bit simplistic, but like most pearls of wisdom, there’s an underlying truth to it. Proper nutrition can go a long way toward our staying healthy and fit. That’s where nutrition and dietetics professionals come in. Passionate about the wholesomeness and healing nature of real food, they are some of the country’s most-in-demand experts, as they motivate others to improve their eating habits. Our accredited, didactic bachelor’s program — one of the few of its kind in the Northeast in a small, comprehensive, coeducational university — will give you the background you need to enter this dynamic and rewarding field.

Learn the science.  Master its practice.

Those who enter the field of nutrition and dietetics should understand that this is a science-based, healthcare-oriented field. Our program prepares you for this reality by giving you a solid foundation in the science of food and nutrition. At the same time, you will learn the importance of management and advance practice. Your courses will include:

  • Introductory and Advanced Nutrition
  • Food Science
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Nutrition Care Process
  • Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
  • Community Nutrition
  • Dietetics Management

Then, since hands-on experience teaches you as nothing else can, you’ll put your knowledge to use in the real world of health and wellness facilities, food service operations, and community programs.

Work in high-profile institutions while you study.

As a dietetic student, you’ll have opportunities to work for pay, school credit, or as a volunteer outside of the University. These are some of the locations where UNH nutrition and dietetics students have gained experience and where you may find yourself, too:

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  • Milford Hospital
  • Yale University’s Bright Bodies Program (helping school-age children lose weight)
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Bridgeport Hospital
  • Connecticut Department of Health
  • Guilford, Connecticut School Lunch Program
  • Westport Elderly Nutrition Services

Launch your career in one of many fields.

Where do you picture yourself working?  With a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and credentials as a dietetic technician — i.e., registered (DTR) — or registered dietitian (RD), you’ll have many career options.  For example, UNH graduates are currently working as:

  • Clinical Dietitians
  • Private Practice Dietitians
  • University Faculty
  • Professionals in Community Health Facilities
  • Food Service Managers
  • Dietetic Technicians
  • Renal Dietitians
  • Sports Nutritionists
  • Consultants for long-term or child-care facilities
  • School lunch managers

To view a video from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on what's involved in a career as a registered dietitian or registered dietitian nutritionist,  Click Here.

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    We offer course schedules for full-time and part-time students of all ages.

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