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About the Pre-Dietetics Program

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Dietitians and 营养ists are experts in the use of food and 营养 to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.

The Pre-Dietetics Program is designed to pair with a bachelor's degree and prepare students for masters-level study leading to qualification as a registered dietitian. 学生 should check with the graduate dietetics programs that they intend to apply to and consult with their advisor to discuss requirements.



Responsibilities of Dietitians and Nutritionists:

  • Assess patients’ and clients’ 营养al and health needs
  • Counsel patients on 营养 issues and healthy eating habits
  • Develop meal and 营养 plans, taking both clients’ preferences and budgets into account
  • Evaluate the effects of meal plans and change the plans as needed
  • Promote better health by speaking to groups about diet, 营养, and the relationship between good eating habits and preventing or managing specific diseases
  • Create educational materials about healthy food choices
  • Keep up with or contribute to the latest food and 营养al science research
  • Document patients’ progress

Median Pay: $66,450 per year

7% Projected Employment Growth

2022年到2032年 根据 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

100% Placement Rate in Clinical Programs and bet36365体育投注 Schools

Statistic based on cumulative placement data for the last 3 years


"I developed a professional relationship with my advisor Dr. Bryce Abbey, which helped spark my interest in Community Nutrition through undergraduate research.  I decided on an Exercise Science major and Nutrition minor while pursuing the prerequisites that would prepare me for a Master’s of Science degree in Nutritional 科学 to become a Registered Dietitian. I enjoyed learning from the bet36365体育 professors. They truly prepared me for success in graduate school. I interned with Kaiti George, RD, LMNT at the Kearney Hy-Vee. The opportunity allowed me to gain hands-on experiences working with clients one-on-one to help improve their diet quality. I have been able to use these experiences formed here at bet36365体育 to excel in my career."


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