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Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)

The employment opportunities of the students of Nutrition and Dietetics at South Dakota State University are in health promotion and wellness programs, public health agencies, foodservice and food production industries, schools, universities, the armed services, hospitals, nursing homes, and state, national and international organizations.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $ 372 per credit
Location: Brookings, United States

Dietetics is the education and practice of food, nutrition and wellness and offers a wide variety of jobs in the health promotion, wellness, nutrition care and foodservice administration areas.

Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) provide nutrition counseling and are pivotal in preventive health care and community nutrition programs. Additionally, a registered dietitian is essential to the total care of a patient in a healthcare facility, giving nutritional guidance and instruction.

Students develop an understanding and competency in food, nutrition, wellness, and management and a background in the basic and behavioral sciences to apply the science of nutrition for the promotion of health and disease prevention.

This program in Nutrition and Dietetics at South Dakota State University will be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in food and nutrition
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Like chemistry and biology
  • Work well with people
  • Have strong communication skills

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Courses Included

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Food, People and the Environment
  • Human Anatomy and Lab
  • Physiology and Lab
  • Organic Chemistry I and Lab
  • Biochemistry
  • Motivational Interviewing and Wellness Counseling

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