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Human Nutrition & Foods

Fruits and vegetables surrounded by tape measure
Nutrition is a huge part of that and essential for good health and well-being (beyond the numbers on a scale). With this pre-professional program, you’ll prepare to become a registered dietitian, nutritionist or health educator who is able to set others up for success in the areas of lifestyle modifications, food and nutrition.

Interested in becoming a registered dietitian? As a Human Nutrition and Foods student, you can opt into the accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics. The program provides an in-depth educational experience with practical applications and a strong community nutrition component. It also prepares you for entry into supervised practice programs in dietetics which lead to eligibility for the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam. For more information, visit the program's website.

Fast Facts


The Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Find your focus

Complement your major with a minor in food science and technology or food service production.


Dietitians and nutritionists rank No. 73 in The 100 Best Jobs (U.S. News and World Report)


  • Dietitian
  • Food service management
  • Community health education
  • K-12 nutrition

Course Schedule

Freshman Year

Suggested Plan of Study

Fall Spring
WVUE 191 – First Year Seminar
PSYC 101 – Introduction to Psychology
HN&F 171 – Introduction to Human Nutrition and Foods
ENGL 101 – Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric
BIOL 101 and 103 – General Biology
BIOL 102 and 104 – General Biology
PLSC 105 – Plants and People, Past and Present
MATH 128 – Plane Trigonometry
Select ONE:
MATH 126A – College Algebra (5-Day)
MATH 126B – College Algebra (4-Day)

For full suggested course schedule, class descriptions and more information on General Education Foundations (GEF) see the course catalog.