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Nutrition & Dietetics: Undergraduate Programs

Coordinated Program in Nutrition & Dietetics

The Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics combines the traditional 4 years of didactic study and a 5th year of supervised practice into an accelerated 4-year program. Students who complete the Coordinated Program earn a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and are eligible to take the National Registration Examination for Dietitians after graduation. More about the Coordinated Program

Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics

The 4-year Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics leads to a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. The Didactic Program must be followed by a CADE accredited dietetic internship in order to be eligible to sit for the registration exam. More about the Didactic Program

Nutrition & Wellness

The Nutrition and Wellness track provides a broad curriculum that includes both liberal arts and nutrition, science, and health courses. This educational framework provides the knowledge, skills, and values needed for entry into graduate school or a career in nutrition and wellness. Unlike the Coordinated and Didactic Programs, this track is not accredited. Students in this track are not eligible to sit for the registration examination. More about Nutrition & Wellness

Family & Consumer Sciences

The Family and Consumer Sciences program is a comprehensive, experience-based program that prepares graduates for teaching at the elementary and secondary (K-12) level. The program leads to certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to teach family and consumer sciences in K-12. More about Family & Consumer Sciences

Become a Registered Dietitian (RD)

For more information on becoming a registered dietitian (RD), download our Pathway to RD Flowchart (PDF).



Nutrition & Dietetics Dept. | O'Neill Center for Healthy Families, Room 221 | (570) 348-6277 |