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Dietetics & Nutrition

Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the mandate to stay at home, students should not get immunizations at the present time nor should they contact the Student Health Center for immunization verifications right now.  Student should check the websites periodically for future notice/updates on immunizations.

Program Overview

UAA's Dietetics and Nutrition Program is a statewide education program that meets the growing needs of the dietetics and nutrition industry. This nationally accredited program trains entry-level, registered dietitian nutritionists, and community nutrition and nutrition science professionals throughout Alaska. Using an array of online and campus based courses, the UAA Dietetics and nutrition program offers a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, a minor in Nutrition, and one area of graduate study, the Dietetic Internship.

What is a dietitian?

Registered dietitian nutritionists are healthcare professionals who provide medical nutrition therapy and consultant services in health care and wellness settings.

To be successful in their field, RDN's 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.

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