The Dietetics undergraduate program focuses on the study of food and nutrition in relation to preventing and treating disease and maintaining and promoting good health.
Studying dietetics is the first step toward earning the registered dietitian professional credential. Many dietitians work in clinical health care settings such as hospitals and extended-care facilities.
The MSU Dietetics undergraduate program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) in Nutrition and Dietetics as a didactic program that meets or exceeds the minimum academic requirements for professionally qualified dietitians.
Enrollment in the Dietetics major is limited and the bachelor degree requires acceptance into a competitive post-bachelor’s degree dietetic internship in order to complete the requirements for eligibility to take the registered dietitian examination.