The Culinary Arts, Hospitality/Dietetics & Nutrition division is excited to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. This degree allows students to begin the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian.
Students will learn:
- Anatomy, chemistry, and biology
- Nutrition science
- Nutrition issues that people face at different stages of the lifecycle
- The role race, ethnicity, and culture play in nutrition
- Nutrition as it relates to various health and disease states
- Communication skills
- Therapeutic nutrition
- Foodservice systems management
The University of Alaska Didactic Program in Dietetics is currently granted candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400. Students enrolled in this program will be eligible to complete an ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship.
The Dietetics degree is designed as a State-wide program. The general education and pre-requisite courses can be taken at UA campuses around the State. All Dietetics and Nutrition (DN) courses are offered online; most are exclusively online. Most DN courses are offered 1-2 times per year. Please see the DN Course Rotation handout at link below for information on when those courses are typically offered.
All students begin the program as a pre-dietetics major while completing approximately the first two years of coursework. Please see the UAA Catalog at the link below for admission requirements for the pre-dietetics and dietetics majors.
For more information or advising for the Dietetics degree, please contact the Dietetics and Nutrition Program at (907) 786-1276 or firstname.lastname@example.org