Nutrition and Dietetics - Undergraduate Program


Program Director:
Susan Hughes, MS, RD, LDN
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Nutrition and Dietetics Careers

Job opportunities in nutrition and dietetics are widely available and diverse. Listed below is a sampling of possibilities. (Note: Many jobs require you to be a registered dietitian.)
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Jobs in Clinical Dietetics
    Dietitian in General Clinical Practice
                Clinical Dietitian in a Specialty Area (Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Renal/Dialysis, Surgery, Pediatrics, Nutrition Support, etc.)
                Clinical Nutrition Management
Jobs in Community Dietetics/Public Health
                Public Health Nutritionist
                WIC (Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program) Nutritionist
                Weight Management Nutritionist
                Home Healthcare Dietitian
                Private Practitioner
                Outpatient Dietitian in a Specialty Area (Diabetes Centers, Dialysis Centers, Cardiac Rehab
                Centers, Fitness and Wellness Centers, etc.)
                Sports Nutritionist
                Cooperative Extension 4-H Coordinator or Nutrition Specialist
                Food and Drug Inspector
Jobs in Food Service Management
                Hospital Foodservice Administrator
                Commercial Foodservice Administrator
                Correctional Facility Foodservice Administrator
                School Foodservice Administrator/School Nutrition Services
Jobs in Industry
                Sales Representative (food, pharmaceutical sales)
                Food Buyer or Distributor
                Food and Culinary Professional
                Food Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations Specialist
                Research Nutritionist
                Test Kitchen Scientist
Jobs in Education
                Community College Nutrition Educator
                Dietetic Educators of Practitioners
                Nutrition Educator for the Public
                Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals
Check out what some of our graduates are doing now:

Kati Batson, MS, RD, LDN
BS (2007), DI (2008), MS (2010)
Clinical Dietitian specializing in Developmental Disabilities
Pinecrest Supports and Services Center, Pineville

Ashley Comeaux, MS, RD, LDN
BS (2008), DI (2009), MS (2011)
Clinical Dietitian and Nutrition Support
St. Francis Medical Center, Monroe


Paul McCarty, BS (2008)
Dept. of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health
Shreveport, Louisiana

Mandy Milligan, MS, RD, LDN
BS (2007), DI (2008), MS (2009)
Outpatient Dietitian
LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport


Meghan Tooke Kavanaugh, MS, RD, LDN
BS (2007), DI (2008), MS (2009)
Outpatient Dietitian/Nutritionist
St. Francis Diabetes and Nutrition Center, Monroe
Adjunct Instructor, Louisiana Tech University


Ashley Weston, BS
(2008), DI – Southern University and A&M College (2009)
Diet Counselor
Jenny Craig, Baton Rouge, LA

Demetrius Willis, MBA, MS, RD, LD, CTP
BS (2001), DI (2002), MS – Health and Physical Education, LA Tech (2004), MBA,
University of Phoenix (2009)
Dietitian and Fitness Coordinator
Private Practice