Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management
Students prepare for a variety of careers in the food and/or health industries. This rapidly growing profession prepares students to assist people in selecting and obtaining nourishing, healthy food. There are diverse opportunities for the graduates that include food service management, healthcare in hospitals and clinics, private practice, education, research, community nutrition, and business and industry. The Nutrition program offers a diverse mixture of courses that may lead to an entry-level position in the area of dietetics. Completion of the program may qualify the graduate to enter a dietetic internship and/or enter a graduate program.
The Nutrition program offers a diverse mixture of courses that may lead to an entry-level position in the area of dietetics, food management of food science.
The Nutrition and Food Management program at The University of Central Oklahoma is currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Upon completion of this degree, also called the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), students may be eligible to apply for entry into a supervised practice program (internship), which will make them eligible to take the Registration Examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). At the undergraduate level, this degree emphasizes the knowledge and skills essential for competent entry-level dietetics practice.
Career opportunities for Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management include:
- Clinical Dietetics
- Food & Nutrition Management
- Public Health Nutrition
- Consultant/Private Practice
- International Food Organizations
- Food Science
Scholarships & Tuition Waivers
Incoming freshman are eligible for a variety of scholarships within the General Academic Scholarship Program. There are multiple scholarships specific to the College of Education and Professional Studies.