Dietetics

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Emily Shaver presents at SURC 2018
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Why Dietetics?

If you have an aptitude for the sciences, get satisfaction from being part of a team, enjoy helping people and are interested in food and eating, consider a career in nutrition and dietetics. Dietetics is an interdisciplinary program that incorporates the science of human biology and biochemistry as well as foods to understand how the body utilizes nutrients and related substances for optimal health throughout the life cycle. Whether administering medical nutrition therapy in a health-care setting or directing food service operations, registered dietitians work to improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities. 

About Our Program

SUNY Oneonta’s Dietetics program is designed so you can understand the nutritional needs of the human body as it relates to health and disease throughout the life span. The program provides a strong foundation in science, nutrition, foods and food systems management with a diverse curriculum to meet the accreditation standards set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

You'll get plenty of hands-on experience in and outside the classroom, whether it's using our BOD POD (a computerized, egg-shaped chamber that uses Air Displacement Plethysmography technology to measure body composition), working with coaches to develop eating plans for Oneonta athletes, leading food production in a commercial kitchen or sharing nutrition information with local elementary school classes.

What Can I Do With This Major?

The B.S. in Dietetics will help you meet the requirements for becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by earning the verification statement needed to apply to ACEND-accredited supervised practice programs (dietetic internships), and preparing you for the Registered Dietitian Exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Education. Only SUNY Oneonta seniors have the opportunity for early acceptance into SUNY Oneonta’s online M.S. Nutrition and Dietetic Internship Combined Program through a Pre-Select Option for 50 percent of the seats.

You can forge your own path to a successful career in clinical dietetics, nutrition education, food service management, health-related pre-professional programs, public health nutrition, private practice, applied research, or continue on to graduate study.

Accreditation

The Dietetics program at SUNY Oneonta is a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and is currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Education (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND can be reached at: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL  60606-6995   Phone: 1-800-877-1600 Ext. 5400.

Contact

Department of Human Ecology
607-436-2705

Profiles
Jolie Widawsky
Students
My dream job situation would be to own my own workout studio and practice physical therapy in a corner of that. I love inspiring people and helping people become stronger, so I'm really excited to get into the workplace and actually be able to apply what I’ve learned.
Catherine Karnatz
Alumni
"For me, a lot of wanting to study dietetics stemmed from dancing and properly feeding myself to have the best performance. In addition, a lot of my family members had health issues growing up, so seeing how food impacted them really sparked my interest. And I’ve always been a big science nerd."