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Fast Facts

  • The Nutrition and Dietetics Certificate Program has been granted candidacy accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 7% from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

About the Program

Are you interested in becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)? Gain valuable knowledge and skills in nutrition science available only to students enrolled in the BS in Biobehavioral Nutrition and Wellness program.

Prepare for entry into supervised practice and graduate programs in nutrition and wellness and earn valuable experience necessary for accreditation as an RDN. The comprehensive curriculum promotes effective communication, innovative leadership, and application of evidence-based practices to support quality health and well-being of individuals and communities. After earning both a BS in Biobehavioral Nutrition and Wellness (BNW) degree and the Nutrition and Dietetics Certificate, you are eligible to apply for an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited dietetic internship and graduate program, which leads to eligibility for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become an RDN. This is the quickest pathway to become an RDN for undergraduate students.

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This program delivers most of its content via on-campus, in-person meetings.

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If you are a current student and wish to change your major, be sure to speak with your current advisor(s). Find your advisor(s) listed on your student profile page when you log in to BlazerNET.

Then you can change your major on BlazerNET. Find more information here.

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