Improving the nutritional status of individuals, families, and communites.
The mission of the Louisiana Tech Didactic Program is to prepare graduates for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the credentialing exam to become registered dietitian nutritionists who enhance the lives of individuals and families through education, research, and service.
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Are you interested in health and wellness, nutrition and food science, nutrition therapy, or food service management? Consider a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.
The dietetics program includes human anatomy, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, nutrition science, and medical therapy. The program provides students with expertise in human nutrition, food systems management, diet therapy, community nutrition, and experimental methods in food science. Louisiana Tech's Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate degree--RD concentration is designed to prepare students to become Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDNs). Dietitians promote good health by improving nutritional practices of individuals and groups. Dietitians provide nutrition education, conduct nutrition research and work in clinical, community, and food service settings.
Students who complete the B.S. degree in the RD concentration will be awarded a Verification Statement of completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics. Students are eligible to apply for a dietetic internship with the verification statement. The dietetic internship provides students the opportunity to meet the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics performance requirements in order to take the national Registered Dietitian exam.
An additional option for students is the Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate degree-non-RD concentration. This B.S. degree allows students to complete a minor in an approved area that supports their career goals. This degree concentration provides a wide variety of employment opportunities in the areas of foods, food systems management, and community programs.
Requirements to become a Registered Dietitian
1. Complete a bachelor's degree at an university accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
2. Complete an ACEND accredited dietietic internship. (The School of Human Ecology has an accredited dietetic internship).
3. Pass the national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
The Louisiana Tech Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800/877-1600 ext. 5400, www.eatright.org/ACEND
Mrs. Susan Hughes , DPD Director, P.O. Box 3167, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272;
Dr. Ethel Jones , Director, Human Ecology, P. O. Box 3167, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272;
... where fashion meets business ...
Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies prepares students with the knowledge and skills to work in both the manufacturing and retail areas of business. The program is designed for students having an interest in development, procurement, promotion, and sale of products.
Courses focus on textiles, product quality, consumer selections, buying, promotions, event planning, multi-channel retailing and visual merchandising. The curriculum incorporates hands-on practical experience through class assignments and service learning that incorporates the MCS Computer Design Lab and Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
Field Study Experiences
Students receive industry perspective through participation in field experiences. As sophomores students participate in a study tour to explore the various areas in the fashion merchandising and retail studies industry in the Dallas. Students may also participate in the New York study tour as juniors or seniors. Two internships, one as a sophomore and one as a senior, are required in the fashion merchandising and retail studies industry.
The field of fashion merchandising and retail studies offers students a variety of career opportunities. The FMRS curriculum provides students with the opportunity for a built-in minor to prepare for a specialized area within the FMRS field. Students may choose to minor in Art, Entrepreneurship, Journalism, or Marketing.
Welcome to Family and Child Studies!
We are part of the School of Human Ecology in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences at Louisiana Tech University.
Family and Child Studies is a program for students who have a passion for working with individuals and families.
Our students work in a variety of settings after they graduate including: early childhood education centers, hospitals, non-profit organizations, community agencies, and early intervention programs. They are also well-prepared for graduate school work in related fields.
Our faculty conduct research related to children’s early literacy, adult diabetes, e-health, technology, barriers to change, children’s social development, preventative health, and parenting.
Our program is committed to helping students enter their professional careers with a solid foundation in both academic knowledge and practical experience which enables them to be fully prepared to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities.
Click here for an overview of our program.