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Nutrition Sciences

The study of nutrition sciences offers you entry to a dynamic profession with a myriad of opportunities. The study of nutrition sciences focuses on the science based aspects of human nutrition and the application of those principles to food selection, preparation and consumption for people in many settings to achieve and maintain health and well being across the lifespan. Nutrition sciences graduates will help fill the increasing demand for dietetics professionals. Baylor University's nutrition sciences program enables motivated students to help fill the increased need for dietetics professionals due to society's embracing healthier eating and preventive health approaches.

A major in nutrition sciences equips students with food and nutrition knowledge required of a registered dietitian. The curriculum in Nutrition Sciences Program at Baylor University is currently granted Accreditation for Dietetics Education by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 extension 5400.

Career Options:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Weight Management
  • Culinary Arts
  • Eating Disorder Counseling
  • Community Nutrition
  • Food Systems Management

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Registered Dietitian:

These experts are well versed in nutrition and food science. To learn more about what a becoming a registered dietitian, follow the steps below and click here for additional information.

1. Complete a baccalaureate didactic degree program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics such as the program at Baylor University.

2. Acquire supervised dietetic practical experience by competing for, and successfully completing an Accredited Dietetic Internship.

3. Pass the Registration Examination for Dietitians.

Professional Links:

What a Registered Dietitian Can Do for You:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

ACEND

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