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 or registered dietitian nutritionist 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.
In order to become a registered dietitian or registered dietitian nutritionist an individual must:
- Complete the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD) academic requirements plus obtain the minimum of a Bachlor's degree.
- Complete an ACEND accredited supervised practice program (i.e. Dietetic Internship Program).
- Obtain a passing score on the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam for the RD or RDN credential.
- Follow state laws that regulate the practice of dietetics (laws that regulate dietititians/nutritionists can be found at https://www.cdrnet.org/vault/2459/web/files/Licensurelawsregulations.pdf).
The State of Nebraska has a Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapy (LMNT) credentialing law. Attainment of the RD/RDN 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 Nutrition and 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 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-5400. (website www.eatrightpro.org/acend ) ACEND is the only accrediting agency for dietetics education recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).
Please visit the program’s homepage for information for prospective and current students required by the 2017 ACEND Accreditation Standards for Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Programs (DPD). The program homepage is located at https://cehs.unl.edu/nhs/nutrition-and-dietetics/.
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 2017 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 Healthy Living||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 370 Food Production Management||3 cr|
|NUTR 371 Applied Food Production Laboratory||1 cr|
|STAT 218 or EDPS 459||3 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|
|ACE 8||3 cr|
Under Semester Five please add the following choice:
CHEM 251 or CHEM 255 (3 cr)
CHEM 253 or CHEM 257 (1 cr)