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The BS program in dietetics prepares students, using required coursework, to obtain the skill set needed for a dietetic internship, which is required for all who sit for the registration exam to become a registered dietitian --- a food and nutrition expert. In addition to a core of professional nutrition courses, students complete a broad range of science, management and communication classes. The dietetics program emphasizes the application of nutrition within clinical, community, food production and wellness areas.
More information about this credential and the requirements for this credential can be found at https://www.eatrightpro.org/about-us/become-an-rdn-or-dtr/dietetic-careers.
ASU's bachelor's degree program in dietetics is accredited as a Didactic Program in Dietetics by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plz., Ste. 2190, Chicago IL 60606-6995; phone: 800-877-1600, ext. 5400.
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The nutrition and dietetics field provides employment opportunities in fields such as:
Graduates may find opportunities in environments such as hospitals and other health care facilities or public health agencies.
Career examples include those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Community Health Workers||18.1%||$38,370|
|Dietitians and Nutritionists||14.6%||$59,410|
|Food Service Managers||9%||$52,030|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).