Bachelor of Science, Dietetics
The UAA Bachelor's of Science degree in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and is the first step to meeting the eligibility requirements to take the national registered dietitian nutritionist exam. The degree provides individuals with the didactic requirements needed to complete a Dietetic Internship and then be eligible to take the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) exam. To be successful in their field, RDNs need a strong science foundation along with courses in management, clinical and community nutrition, food science, communication, counseling, therapeutic nutrition, and nutrition for the lifespan.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics is to guide the future of dietetics in Alaska by preparing students for supervised practice.