Dietetics is the area of study involved with identifying the nutritional value of foods in a given diet. Students earning their degrees in this field will learn how to apply the principles of the food and nutrition sciences to be able to design and better manage effective nutrition programs. Programs will involve intensive study of physiology and how foods are broken down and absorbed by the body, and how such information may be utilized in a variety of settings. This program includes specialized courses in community, the human life cycle, advanced human nutrition, nutrient metabolism, the role of foods and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention, diet and nutrition analysis and planning, supervision of food storage and preparation, medical nutrition therapy, food science, food service, and chemistry and biology.Individuals in this field are well trained and highly educated, particularly on how certain foods may affect the body based on various factors. Food and nutrition experts will find career opportunities as food service directors in various institutions, sports nutritionists in schools or in fitness facilities, consultants for food manufacturers or grocery store chains, and clinical dietitians in hospitals.
Florida International University offers 4 Dietetics/Dietitian degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 152 Dietetics/Dietitian students graduated with students earning 90 Bachelor's degrees, 45 Master's degrees, 13 Certificates, and 4 Doctoral degrees.
Louisiana Tech University offers 3 Dietetics/Dietitian degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 32 Dietetics/Dietitian students graduated with students earning 14 Certificates, 10 Master's degrees, and 8 Bachelor's degrees.
Marshall University offers 4 Dietetics/Dietitian degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 67 Dietetics/Dietitian students graduated with students earning 30 Certificates, 20 Master's degrees, and 17 Bachelor's degrees.
University of Illinois at Chicago offers 3 Dietetics/Dietitian degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 48 Dietetics/Dietitian students graduated with students earning 28 Master's degrees, and 20 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA||39 : 1||26,671|
|Florida International University Miami, FL||46 : 1||58,711|
|Iowa State University Ames, IA||22 : 1||33,372|
|California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA||36 : 1||38,674|
|West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester, PA||25 : 1||17,669|
|Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA||29 : 1||11,510|
|University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL||33 : 1||17,117|
|San Diego State University San Diego, CA||37 : 1||35,544|
|Marshall University Huntington, WV||23 : 1||12,852|
|University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL||19 : 1||32,324|
|San Jose State University San Jose, CA||42 : 1||36,085|
|California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA||24 : 1||21,426|
|Dominican University River Forest, IL||20 : 1||3,029|
|Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL||21 : 1||16,609|
|California State University-Chico Chico, CA||32 : 1||17,110|
|Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO||18 : 1||12,799|
|Marywood University Scranton, PA||18 : 1||2,679|
|Simmons University Boston, MA||28 : 1||6,535|
|Bradley University Peoria, IL||17 : 1||5,929|
|Mount Mary University Milwaukee, WI||20 : 1||1,246|