The mission of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is to prepare entry-level nutrition professionals who improve the quality of health of people through the promotion of healthy food choices and optimal nutrition. We do this through exceptional teaching, research and service.
Dietitians and nutritionists make a difference in the lives of people every day. As interest in nutrition has grown, so have the job possibilities for nutrition and dietetics professionals. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment of dietitians and nutritionists is expected to increase 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Our students select from one of two majors: dietetics or community nutrition. The dietetics program combines the required classroom learning and supervised practice into a four year plus one summer program. We are only one of about 50 such programs in the entire U.S. Community nutrition majors also combines classroom learning with a shorter supervised experience over four years; graduates are eligible to become licensed in North Dakota . Graduates in both majors practice around the U.S. and the world.
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Jan Goodwin, PhD, RD, LRD Associate Professor/Interim Chair