Nutrition and Dietetics
Improving the nutritional status of individuals, families, and communites.
The mission of the didactic program in dietetics is to prepare students to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and consumers through education, research, and service in the areas of nutrition and food systems.
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 undergraduate program is designed to prepare students to become registered dietitians. Dietitians promote good health by improving nutritional practices of individuals. Dietitians provide nutrition education and develop individual diets in clinical, community, and food service settings.
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 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040 ext. 5400, www.eatright.org
Mrs. Susan Hughes, DPD Director, P.O. Box 3167, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272;
Dr. Amy Yates, Director, Human Ecology, P. O. Box 3167, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272;