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Dietitian Schools and Colleges

Dietitians and nutritionists usually hold bachelorís degrees in foods and nutrition, dietetics, food service systems management, or related majors. Students studying these fields must complete courses in biology, physiology, nutrition, chemistry, and physiology.

Most dietitians and nutritionists are required to complete hundreds of hours of clinical training after graduating. They usually complete internships to acquire the experience. Certain dietetic training programs include clinical training.

Nutritionists and dietitians are required to become licensed in most states. Some states have no licensure requirements, while others only require these specialists to register or certify.

States with licensure requirements typically require nutritionists and dietitians to hold a bachelorís degree, complete clinical training requirements, and pass a licensure test.

Many dietitians satisfy state licensure requirements by certifying as a Registered Dietitian (RD). Most states do not mandate this requirement, but RDs usually have the credentials required by state licensure boards. Most organizations that hire dietitians prefer RDs. The Commission on Dietetic Registration, a subsidiary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, administers the RD certification program.

Below you'll find dietitian schools, colleges, and universities offering accredited degrees, career training programs and continuing education courses in for aspiring dietitians.
  • Kansas State University
    119 Anderson Hall
    Manhattan, KS 66506
    (785) 532-6250

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    65 Bergen Street Room 149
    Newark, NJ 07101
    (973) 972-5454

  • University of Pittsburgh
    4200 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
    (412) 624-4141

  • Washington State University
    PO Box 645910
    Pullman, WA 99164
    (509) 335-3564

  • Florida International University
    11200 SW 8 Street
    Miami, FL 33199
    (305) 348-2000

  • California State University: Los Angeles
    5151 State University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90032
    (323) 343-3000

  • D'Youville College
    320 Porter Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14201
    (716) 829-8000

  • Brown Mackie College: Fort Wayne
    3000 Coliseum Boulevard, Suite 100
    Fort Wayne, IN 46805
    (260) 484-4400

  • Purdue University
    Schleman Hall, Room 109
    West Lafayette, IN 47907
    (765) 494-4600

  • Kendall College
    900 N. North Branch Street
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 752-2000

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