Nutrition & Dietetics
Nutrition & Dietetics Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
You can major in Nutrition and Dietetics (Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics) as the first step to becoming a registered dietitian and practitioner in medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition/nutrition education programs, wellness/health promotion, food industry and foodservice. Our program gives you a challenging and high quality curriculum to prepare you for success.
Process To Become a Registered Dietitian
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree with attainment of the Verification Statement of Completion of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Admission into and the completion of an accredited dietetic internship program.
- Passing the registration exam to earn the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential.
Acceptance into an accredited internship program is competitive. Currently, there is a significant shortage of available internship positions for the number of students applying for acceptance into an internship program. Acceptance into an internship program cannot be guaranteed.
The State of Nebraska has a Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapy (LMNT) credentialing law. Attainment of the RD credential will allow individuals to attain the LMNT credential and practice as medical nutrition therapists in Nebraska.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Didactic Program in Dietetics is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040, Ext. 5400. ACEND is the only accrediting agency for dietetics education recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).
The Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics Student Handbook/Policies and Procedures is available here and contains important information about the program to include information required by the 2012 ACEND Accreditation Standards for Didactic Programs in Nutrition and Dietetics for prospective and current students.
- Health care
- Sports nutrition
- Diabetes education
- Weight loss / management
- Community nutrition programs
- Nutrition education
- Public health
- Wellness programs
- Extension health and wellness
Application to this programSTART THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Bachelor of Science 4-Year Plan
|LIFE 120 Fundamentals of Biology I||3 cr|
|LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I Laboratory||1 cr|
|NUTR 100 Nutrition, Exercise and Health||3 cr|
|ACE 1||3 cr|
|MATH 101 or higher||2-5 cr|
|CHEM 109 General Chemistry I||4 cr|
|NUTR 244 Scientific Principles of Food Preparation||3 cr|
|NUTR 245 Scientific Principles of Food Preparation Laboratory||1 cr|
|NUTR 250 Human Nutrition and Metabolism||3 cr|
|ACE 5||3 cr|
|BIOS 111 or BIOS 312 & 314 or NUTR 372||3-4 cr|
|CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I||3 cr|
|CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory||1 cr|
|NUTR 344 Food and Nutrition for Healthy Living||3 cr|
|NUTR 370 Food Production Management||3 cr|
|NUTR 371 Applied Food Production Laboratory||1 cr|
|BIOS 213 Human Physiology||3 cr|
|BIOS 213L Human Physiology||1 cr|
|NUTR 450 Medical Nutrition Therapy I||3 cr|
|NUTR 455 Advanced Nutrition||3 cr|
|NUTR 473/873 Organization and Administration of Foodservice||3 cr|
|NUTR 490 Professional Preparation for Careers in Dietetics||1 cr|
Under Semester Five please add the following choice:
CHEM 251 or CHEM 255 (3 cr)
CHEM 253 or CHEM 257 (1 cr)