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About the Department
Offering two majors in Dietetics and Community Nutrition, and a minor in Nutrition
Students graduate with either a Bachelor of Science in Community Nutrition or a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. The Community Nutrition major meets the requirements to become a Licensed Nutritionist (LN) in North Dakota upon graduation. Dietetics majors complete a coordinated program that encompasses both the academic requirements and the experiential training required before graduates may take the national credentialing examination required to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).
Individualized attention is one of the features of the Department most often mentioned by its graduates. Strong advisement and mentoring programs assist students in pursuit of their educational goals. Students are encouraged to become members of professional associations and the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND).
Departmental faculty are experienced, dedicated, and highly qualified. They have worked in a wide range of settings within the profession and are active leaders and participants in community service and professional associations. Departmental faculty have identified quality teaching and the success of every student as their highest priorities.
Both majors complete courses in communication, psychology, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, algebra, statistics, nutrition, world food patterns, research, and professional exploration and development. Community Nutrition students complete an individualized supervised practice experience in a community nutrition agency.
A Community Nutrition major also takes additional communication courses, electives or a minor, and selects either: 1) food and food science, food service systems production and management, or: 2) sports nutrition, drugs and society, aging, and the family.
In addition to the courses required of both majors, a dietetic student completes foods and food science, food service systems production and management, medical nutrition therapy, a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice experiences, and the other professional courses.Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
University of North Dakota
221 Centennial Dr Stop 8237
Grand Forks, North Dakota