Making Your Mark in a Nationally Ranked Dietetics Program

Are you passionate about healthy eating and interested in counseling others about nutrition to improve their well-being?

Look no further than Ashland University’s nationally ranked Dietetics program. You’ll find it’s one of the top nutrition programs in the United States and one of only four fully accredited programs in Ohio that will expertly prepare you for a career in the diverse field of nutrition and dietetics.

Contact Us

Denise Reed, MS, RDN, LD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Dietetics
240, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.289.5452
dreed8@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Current Academic Year
Dietetics Four-Year Guide

Program Requirements

A student majoring in Dietetics, who is also a candidate for a baccalaureate degree must have completed all the course requirements for that particular degree and must earn 121 semester hours of college work with an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of not less than 2.0. The grade point average in the Dietetics major field must be at least 2.25 (although a G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater is recommended). Students whose semester G.P.A. falls below 2.0 but whose cumulative G.P.A. is above 2.0 will receive a letter of concern from their Academic Advising unit inviting them to review their academic performance and outlining available support services.

Institutional Core Requirements

Course Number and TitleHours
COM 101 Human Communication 3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Math 208 Elementary Statistics 3
Religion Course 3
Aesthetics -Any two approved courses 6
Humanities -Any two approved courses 6
Natural Sciences -Any two approved courses
(BIO 201 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life)
(CHEM 103 General Chemistry)
8
Social Sciences-Any two approved courses
(PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology)
6
Historical Reasoning -Any approved course 3
Cultural Requirements 3
Total Institutional Core Requirements 47 hr.

Dietetics Course Requirements 2017

Course Number and TitleHours
DIET 130 Principles of Food and Meal Preparation 3
DIET 210 Introduction to Dietetics 2
DIET 213 Society’s Influence on Body Image and Eating 3
DIET 230 Food Science & Applications 3
DIET 320 Human Nutrition 3
DIET 330 Nutrition Counseling Skills 3
DIET 360 Lifecycle Nutrition 3
DIET 370 Community Nutrition 3
DIET 385 Advanced Nutrition 3
DIET 395 Vitamins and Minerals 3
DIET 400 Nutrition & Disease I 3
DIET 425 Nutrition & Disease II 3
BIO 125 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO 126 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIO 201 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life (4)**
BIO 340 Microbiology 4
CHEM 103 General Chemistry (4)**
CHEM 104 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 307 Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 307L Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 429 Biochemistry 3
EXS 309 Exercise Physiology or EXS 474 Sports Nutrition 3
HS 360 Research in Health Sciences 3
HSM 250 Food and Beverage Operation Management 3
HSM 335 Environmental Management 3
HSM 336 Food Production I 3
MATH 208 Elementary Statistics (3)**
MGT 240 Introduction to Management 3
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology (3)**
   
Total Dietetics Course Requirements 74 (85) hrs.
Institutional Core Requirements 47hrs.
Total Credits for a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree 121hrs.

**Credits hours in parentheses indicate courses that meet both institutional requirements for all students, as well as requirements of the Dietetics major

Completing Your Degree

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at Ashland University are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program.

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements.

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN.

Accredited Internships

Acceptance into an accredited dietetic internship program is extremely competitive. Currently, there is a significant shortage of available internship positions for the number of students applying for acceptance. Acceptance into an internship program cannot be guaranteed. Because of this shortage, it is vitally important to excel academically and gain work-related experiences to improve your chances of being accepted.

Goals & Objectives

The Ashland University Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AU DP) mission is to provide the foundational knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to encourage the development of ethical behavior, intellectual growth, critical thought, communication and problem solving skills, in preparation for entry into post-baccalaureate dietetics internships, eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, professional employment, and/or graduate school, as well as developing students to become contributing members of the scientific/professional community.

To assess and guide the AU DP, several goals and objectives have been developed.  These include the following three program goals and ten outcomes:

Program Goal 1

The AU DP will prepare, assist, and encourage program graduates to seek admittance into an ACEND accredited internship program, professional employment, or graduate school.

Objective 1.1: Over a five-year period, at least 60% of DP graduates will apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.

Objective 1.2: Over a five-year period, at least 50% of DP graduates will be admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.

Objective 1.3: Over a five-year period, 50% or more of program graduates who complete a supervised internship will be employed in dietetics within 12 months.

Objective 1.4: Over a five-year period, 50% or more of AU DP graduates not going into an internship, employed or seeking employment, will report pursuing an advanced degree.

Objective 1.5: Over a five-year period, the pass rate of AU DP graduates taking the DTR examination will be greater than or equal to 80%.

Program Goal 2

The AU DP will prepare graduates to become contributing members of the scientific/professional community who can function as competent entry-level dietitians in a variety of settings.

Objective 2.1: Over a five-year period, the AU DP one year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

Objective 2.2: At least 80% of AU DP graduates will receive satisfactory or higher ratings from supervised practice program directors or employers in at least 75% of the areas surveyed.

Program Goal 3

The AU DP will assist graduates in completing the program of study, as well as prepare and encourage graduates to serve the community through volunteerism, educational, and professional involvement.

Objective 3.1: At least 80% of students enrolled in the AU DP, after completing the course DIET 210 Introduction to Dietetics, will complete the program/degree requirements within 3 years, 150% of the program length.

Objective 3.2: At least 75% of AU DP graduates will have been a member of a pre-professional or related professional organization (such as AU Student Dietetic Association, Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) prior to program completion.

Objective 3.3: At least 75% of AU DP graduates will have completed >20 hours of volunteer or philanthropic activities prior to program completion.

AU DP Program outcomes data are available upon request.  Please contact the Program Director, Denise Reed, MS, RDN, LD

Blog

Cheesy Chickpea and Broccoli Bake Recipe

Ingredients
1 large bunch (about 1 pound) fresh broccoli, rinsed and cut into medium pieces (include tender parts of stems and leaves) or a 1-pound bag of frozen broccoli florets (thawed)1 15½-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed1 tablespoon olive oilSalt and black pepper to taste1 cup shredded Gruyere, cheddar, or vegan cheese⅓ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbsDirections
Before you begin: Wash your hands.
Preheat oven to 400°F.If using fresh broccoli, lightly steam it first: Place raw broccoli pieces in a steamer basket inside a saucepan filled with 1 inch of water. Steam on medium heat for 5 minutes or until broccoli is just tender and bright green. Or, steam fresh broccoli in the microwave: Place raw broccoli pieces in a large microwave-safe dish or bowl with ½-inch water at the bottom. Cover with a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until just tender and bright green. Drain water.Toss steamed broccoli and chickpeas with olive oil. Place in a 9-by-9-inch baking pan.Add salt and black pepper to taste. Top evenly with grated cheese, then top evenly with breadcrumbs.Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and breadcrumbs are lightly browned. Remove from oven and serve immediately.Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1½ cups
Serves 6
Calories: 340; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 456mg; Total Carbohydrate: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 19g

Source: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/cheesy-chickpea-and-broccoli-bake-recipe...Read more

Fruity Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients: 
2 Hass Avocados½ cup seasonal fruit, diced¼ cup finely chopped Spanish onion1 plum tomato 1 small jalapeno pepper ( with seeds) minced 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantroJuice of 1 lime (2 tablespoons) 1 small clove garlic, minced ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste Directions: 
In a medium bowl, add avocado, seasonal fruit, onion, tomato, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin. Stir until just combined. Add salt to taste. Serve with blue corn tortilla chips. Nutrition Information*
Serving size: 3 tablespoons
Serves 9
Calories: 90; Total fat: 7g; Saturated fat: 1g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 150mg; Total carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary fiber: 4g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 1g; Vitamin A: 2%; Vitamin C: 10%; Calcium: 2%; Iron: 2%
*Nutrition information applies to guacamole with fig
Source: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/fruity-guacamole-recipe
...Read more

Fish Tacos Recipe

Ingredients
6 whole-wheat flour tortillas1 12-ounce can tuna packed in water, drained2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce2 medium tomatoes, chopped1 small onion, chopped4 ounces grated, reduced-fat Monterey Jack or cheddar cheeseTaco sauce or fat-free sour cream (optional)Directions
Before you begin: Wash your hands.
Place two heaping tablespoons of tuna across the middle of each tortilla.Add lettuce, tomatoes, onion and cheese to each taco.Fold in half, and serve with taco sauce and sour cream (optional).Variation
Substitute low-fat refried beans for tuna, and toss in a few sliced black olives.Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 taco
Serves 4
Calories: 238; Total Fat: 8.9g; Saturated Fat: 2.8g; Cholesterol: 37.3mg; Sodium: 551mg; Total Carbohydrate: 26.3g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Protein: 22.8gSource: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/easy-fish-tacos-recipe...Read more

Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Ingredients: 
1 cup diced grilled chicken breast ¼ cup diced celery 2 tablespoons chopped green onion 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ lemon, juicedBlack pepper, to taste 
Directions: 
Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Serve on whole-wheat bread as a sandwich, or in a bento box with whole-grain crackers and sliced vegetables, such as cucumbers, carrots, and bell peppers. 
Nutrition Information: 
Serving size: ½ cup 
Serves 2 Calories: 150; Total fat: 5g; Saturated fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Sodium: 170mg; Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary fiber: 0g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 22g
Source: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/healthy-grilled-chicken-salad-recipe ...Read more

Contact Us

Contact Us

Denise Reed, MS, RDN, LD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Dietetics
240, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.289.5452
dreed8@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Curriculum

Current Academic Year
Dietetics Four-Year Guide

Program Requirements

Program Requirements

A student majoring in Dietetics, who is also a candidate for a baccalaureate degree must have completed all the course requirements for that particular degree and must earn 121 semester hours of college work with an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of not less than 2.0. The grade point average in the Dietetics major field must be at least 2.25 (although a G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater is recommended). Students whose semester G.P.A. falls below 2.0 but whose cumulative G.P.A. is above 2.0 will receive a letter of concern from their Academic Advising unit inviting them to review their academic performance and outlining available support services.

Institutional Core Requirements

Course Number and TitleHours
COM 101 Human Communication 3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Math 208 Elementary Statistics 3
Religion Course 3
Aesthetics -Any two approved courses 6
Humanities -Any two approved courses 6
Natural Sciences -Any two approved courses
(BIO 201 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life)
(CHEM 103 General Chemistry)
8
Social Sciences-Any two approved courses
(PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology)
6
Historical Reasoning -Any approved course 3
Cultural Requirements 3
Total Institutional Core Requirements 47 hr.

Dietetics Course Requirements 2017

Course Number and TitleHours
DIET 130 Principles of Food and Meal Preparation 3
DIET 210 Introduction to Dietetics 2
DIET 213 Society’s Influence on Body Image and Eating 3
DIET 230 Food Science & Applications 3
DIET 320 Human Nutrition 3
DIET 330 Nutrition Counseling Skills 3
DIET 360 Lifecycle Nutrition 3
DIET 370 Community Nutrition 3
DIET 385 Advanced Nutrition 3
DIET 395 Vitamins and Minerals 3
DIET 400 Nutrition & Disease I 3
DIET 425 Nutrition & Disease II 3
BIO 125 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO 126 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIO 201 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life (4)**
BIO 340 Microbiology 4
CHEM 103 General Chemistry (4)**
CHEM 104 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 307 Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 307L Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 429 Biochemistry 3
EXS 309 Exercise Physiology or EXS 474 Sports Nutrition 3
HS 360 Research in Health Sciences 3
HSM 250 Food and Beverage Operation Management 3
HSM 335 Environmental Management 3
HSM 336 Food Production I 3
MATH 208 Elementary Statistics (3)**
MGT 240 Introduction to Management 3
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology (3)**
   
Total Dietetics Course Requirements 74 (85) hrs.
Institutional Core Requirements 47hrs.
Total Credits for a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree 121hrs.

**Credits hours in parentheses indicate courses that meet both institutional requirements for all students, as well as requirements of the Dietetics major

Completing Your Degree

Completing Your Degree

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at Ashland University are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program.

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements.

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN.

Accredited Internships

Acceptance into an accredited dietetic internship program is extremely competitive. Currently, there is a significant shortage of available internship positions for the number of students applying for acceptance. Acceptance into an internship program cannot be guaranteed. Because of this shortage, it is vitally important to excel academically and gain work-related experiences to improve your chances of being accepted.

Goals & Objectives

Goals & Objectives

The Ashland University Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AU DP) mission is to provide the foundational knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to encourage the development of ethical behavior, intellectual growth, critical thought, communication and problem solving skills, in preparation for entry into post-baccalaureate dietetics internships, eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, professional employment, and/or graduate school, as well as developing students to become contributing members of the scientific/professional community.

To assess and guide the AU DP, several goals and objectives have been developed.  These include the following three program goals and ten outcomes:

Program Goal 1

The AU DP will prepare, assist, and encourage program graduates to seek admittance into an ACEND accredited internship program, professional employment, or graduate school.

Objective 1.1: Over a five-year period, at least 60% of DP graduates will apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation.

Objective 1.2: Over a five-year period, at least 50% of DP graduates will be admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation.

Objective 1.3: Over a five-year period, 50% or more of program graduates who complete a supervised internship will be employed in dietetics within 12 months.

Objective 1.4: Over a five-year period, 50% or more of AU DP graduates not going into an internship, employed or seeking employment, will report pursuing an advanced degree.

Objective 1.5: Over a five-year period, the pass rate of AU DP graduates taking the DTR examination will be greater than or equal to 80%.

Program Goal 2

The AU DP will prepare graduates to become contributing members of the scientific/professional community who can function as competent entry-level dietitians in a variety of settings.

Objective 2.1: Over a five-year period, the AU DP one year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

Objective 2.2: At least 80% of AU DP graduates will receive satisfactory or higher ratings from supervised practice program directors or employers in at least 75% of the areas surveyed.

Program Goal 3

The AU DP will assist graduates in completing the program of study, as well as prepare and encourage graduates to serve the community through volunteerism, educational, and professional involvement.

Objective 3.1: At least 80% of students enrolled in the AU DP, after completing the course DIET 210 Introduction to Dietetics, will complete the program/degree requirements within 3 years, 150% of the program length.

Objective 3.2: At least 75% of AU DP graduates will have been a member of a pre-professional or related professional organization (such as AU Student Dietetic Association, Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) prior to program completion.

Objective 3.3: At least 75% of AU DP graduates will have completed >20 hours of volunteer or philanthropic activities prior to program completion.

AU DP Program outcomes data are available upon request.  Please contact the Program Director, Denise Reed, MS, RDN, LD

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Cheesy Chickpea and Broccoli Bake Recipe

Ingredients
1 large bunch (about 1 pound) fresh broccoli, rinsed and cut into medium pieces (include tender parts of stems and leaves) or a 1-pound bag of frozen broccoli florets (thawed)1 15½-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed1 tablespoon olive oilSalt and black pepper to taste1 cup shredded Gruyere, cheddar, or vegan cheese⅓ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbsDirections
Before you begin: Wash your hands.
Preheat oven to 400°F.If using fresh broccoli, lightly steam it first: Place raw broccoli pieces in a steamer basket inside a saucepan filled with 1 inch of water. Steam on medium heat for 5 minutes or until broccoli is just tender and bright green. Or, steam fresh broccoli in the microwave: Place raw broccoli pieces in a large microwave-safe dish or bowl with ½-inch water at the bottom. Cover with a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until just tender and bright green. Drain water.Toss steamed broccoli and chickpeas with olive oil. Place in a 9-by-9-inch baking pan.Add salt and black pepper to taste. Top evenly with grated cheese, then top evenly with breadcrumbs.Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and breadcrumbs are lightly browned. Remove from oven and serve immediately.Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1½ cups
Serves 6
Calories: 340; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 456mg; Total Carbohydrate: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 19g

Source: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/cheesy-chickpea-and-broccoli-bake-recipe...Read more

Fruity Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients: 
2 Hass Avocados½ cup seasonal fruit, diced¼ cup finely chopped Spanish onion1 plum tomato 1 small jalapeno pepper ( with seeds) minced 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantroJuice of 1 lime (2 tablespoons) 1 small clove garlic, minced ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste Directions: 
In a medium bowl, add avocado, seasonal fruit, onion, tomato, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin. Stir until just combined. Add salt to taste. Serve with blue corn tortilla chips. Nutrition Information*
Serving size: 3 tablespoons
Serves 9
Calories: 90; Total fat: 7g; Saturated fat: 1g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 150mg; Total carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary fiber: 4g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 1g; Vitamin A: 2%; Vitamin C: 10%; Calcium: 2%; Iron: 2%
*Nutrition information applies to guacamole with fig
Source: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/fruity-guacamole-recipe
...Read more

Fish Tacos Recipe

Ingredients
6 whole-wheat flour tortillas1 12-ounce can tuna packed in water, drained2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce2 medium tomatoes, chopped1 small onion, chopped4 ounces grated, reduced-fat Monterey Jack or cheddar cheeseTaco sauce or fat-free sour cream (optional)Directions
Before you begin: Wash your hands.
Place two heaping tablespoons of tuna across the middle of each tortilla.Add lettuce, tomatoes, onion and cheese to each taco.Fold in half, and serve with taco sauce and sour cream (optional).Variation
Substitute low-fat refried beans for tuna, and toss in a few sliced black olives.Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 taco
Serves 4
Calories: 238; Total Fat: 8.9g; Saturated Fat: 2.8g; Cholesterol: 37.3mg; Sodium: 551mg; Total Carbohydrate: 26.3g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Protein: 22.8gSource: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/easy-fish-tacos-recipe...Read more

Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe

Ingredients: 
1 cup diced grilled chicken breast ¼ cup diced celery 2 tablespoons chopped green onion 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ lemon, juicedBlack pepper, to taste 
Directions: 
Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Serve on whole-wheat bread as a sandwich, or in a bento box with whole-grain crackers and sliced vegetables, such as cucumbers, carrots, and bell peppers. 
Nutrition Information: 
Serving size: ½ cup 
Serves 2 Calories: 150; Total fat: 5g; Saturated fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Sodium: 170mg; Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary fiber: 0g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 22g
Source: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/recipes/healthy-grilled-chicken-salad-recipe ...Read more

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What to Expect in the Dietetics Program

In today’s world, more people than ever are having health-related issues that are directly related to their nutritional intake. Ashland University’s top Dietetics program will provide you with the educational knowledge to help others truly make a difference in their health. From day one in the Dietetics program, you’ll acquire a strong foundation of physical, biological, and social sciences in order to understand the social and psychological dimensions of human nutrition.

Dietetics Program Benefits

The Dietetics program at Ashland University is fully accredited by the Accreditation of Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND). This accreditation certifies our program as a highly-regarded program—which means that as a graduate, you’ll be eligible to apply for a highly competitive ACEND-accredited dietetic internship.

Other program benefits include:

  • 100% graduate pass rate on the RDN exam
  • Accent on the Individual with small class sizes and passionate faculty mentorship
  • Guaranteed career success proven by a historically high number of Dietetics students receiving a full-time job offers by graduation

There’s no better time than the present to start your path toward making lives healthier at one of Ashland University's most prestigious undergraduate programs.

About the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

 When you complete the Dietetics program at Ashland University, you’ll be awarded a B.S. degree and a Verification Statement of completion of the AU didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics. (“Didactic” refers to the specific teaching method we use.) The completion of an accredited dietetic internship is required before you’re eligible to take the registration examination and obtain the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential.

Dietetics Career Outlook

Future Employment

The Dietetics program prepares you to become a practitioner in clinical, community, food industry, and other food service areas of nutrition. Registered Dietitians are employed by hospitals, community agencies, and various food service areas of nutrition.

Learn more about exams to further your career:

Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes an Occupational Handbook for Dietitians and Nutritionists.

Average Career Salary

$59,410; with those in business and consulting earning above $87,000

Anticipated Career Growth

The average growth rate for this field is 15 percent by 2026, much faster than the average growth of other occupations

Career Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Clinics
  • Private practice
  • Government or private organizations

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