About Nutrition and Dietetics


Those who hold degrees in nutrition, dietetics and wellness are experts in food, nutrition and healthy lifestyles. They profoundly affect the health and wellness of others, helping people make healthful everyday choices. They have an understanding the relationship between nutrition, healthy eating, health maintenance, disease prevention and chronic disease development.

Nutrition, dietetics and wellness degree holders contribute to important nutrition research, insure food safety and provide medical nutrition therapy. They work in hospitals, cafeterias, fitness centers, nursing homes and schools. They are employed by healthcare organizations, sports teams, or work as private consultants or in public health and other community programs. They also enjoy careers in sales, development or public relations work in the food industry.

About the Credential 

A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) has completed an accredited undergraduate program in nutrition, an accredited dietetic internship and has passed the national exam for registered dietitian nutritionists.