Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
The Registered Dietitian option offers opportunities in a challenging biological field. In addition to nutritional sciences and food science, you will study bacteriology, physiology, chemistry and biochemistry. An interest in food science is important because it involves helping people select and obtain food to nourish improve and maintain healthy bodies. A dietitian usually works in a teaching or supervisory role, educating individuals or groups how to improve eating behavior. Many times they have the responsibility of hiring and training employees in food production as a food and nutrition manager. This option also assists individuals dealing with healthy choices to eradicate or eliminate their risk for chronic illness and disease.
Health and Wellness Option
The Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Health and Wellness option prepares students for careers in nursing or adult care environment, hospitals, health inspections and fitness. Courses in this program are designed to help students understand and implement health promotion and disease prevention, and promote healthy lifestyles through behavioral changes.
Students are prepared for careers as health promotion specialists, health inspectors, wellness directors, and physical activity and exercise and fitness leaders.
Each student must complete a professional work experience requirement in a position related to the healthcare or fitness industry during a summer. This professional work experience enhances and complements the classroom learning. Upon completion, the employer evaluates the students and submits a comprehensive report on their experience.
Food Service Management Option
The Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Food Service Management option prepares students for careers as dietary managers who will provide leadership in the delivery of food service management. It is dedicated to studying the operational issues that lead to profitability in a food service operation. Students examine the food service industry from the perspective of management, food preparation, leadership knowledge and skills to further their careers in the hospitality industry.
A program in food service management could benefit those who wish to prepare for a career in the restaurant industry, food service facilities or food distribution services. A food service manager runs all aspects of a food service operation, from planning menus, hiring staff to ordering supplies and purchasing equipment.
Career options include:
- Restaurant and Catering Manager
- Executive Chef
- Food Buyer
- Health Specialist
- Hospital & Nursing Home food service
- Hotels & Resorts
- On- & Off-Premise Catering
- Schools & Universities
- Corporate Dining Services
- Sports & Entertainment Facilities
Each student must complete a professional work experience requirement in a position related to the food service industry during a summer. This professional work experience enhances and complements the classroom learning. Upon completion, the employer evaluates the students and submit a comprehensive report on their experience.