Welcome to the web site for the ETSU undergraduate didactic program in dietetics.
Our mission, goals, and measurable outcomes are focused on providing assistance in meeting the healthcare needs of the region, and the state, by providing a cohesive, up-to-date, and pertinent program in nutrition and foods.
The Nutrition and Foods concentration provides students with a four-year program that culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Sciences. The Nutrition and Dietetics option provides students with the foundation skills and knowledge necessary to apply for dietetic internships or to become dietetic technicians registered. The undergraduate program in dietetics is fully accredited as a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Drive, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-899-0040 ext. 5400.
Students who successfully complete the DPD program will receive an ACEND Verification Statement and are then eligible to apply for a supervised practice program (dietetic internship). Successful completion of the dietetic internship will allow students to become registered dietitians. Many exciting career opportunities await registered dietitians (RD). Students who choose not to apply for a dietetic internship also have several career options in nutrition education, sales, public health, school nutrition, or food service management.
Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree and who wish to become registered dietitians are required to complete the didactic program in dietetics (DPD) course work. Following the completion of this coursework, students receive an ACEND Verification of Completion Statement and are then eligible to apply for a supervised practice program (dietetic internship).