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Explore UNH Day: Nutrition & Dietetics

Learn more about our fully accredited program through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). All programs have concluded for the 2013-14 academic year. Check back soon for our fall 2014 event dates.

Nutrition and dietetic professionals are in great demand in today’s market and often obtain positions as Clinical Dietitians, Food Service Managers, Sports Nutritionists, School Nutritionists, Consultants, and Dietetic Technicians. Read below to learn more about our Nutrition and Dietetics program.

If you are interested in visiting campus before the fall, please consider attending one of our other on-campus visit opportunities (

Schedule of the Day
9:30 a.m.  Check-In and Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m.  Welcome and Admissions Overview
10:30 a.m.

 Meet with Georgia Chavent – Director of the Nutrition & Dietetics Program (In Fusion Dining area- Harugari Hall)

  • Introduction to Nutrition & Dietetics at UNH
  • Hear from current students within the program
  • Simulated Class on Nutrition Analysis
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m.  Choose any or all of the following:
  • Campus Tour
  • Optional Admission Interview
  • Meet with a Member of the Admissions Staff


The University of New Haven’s Nutrition and Dietetics program is one of only three in the entire state of Connecticut to have earned full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association).

  • Please note that students who attend and graduate from colleges or universities that are not ACEND-accredited are NOT eligible to take the exam to become a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician.

Internship Opportunities and Volunteer Opportunities

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  • Milford Hospital
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • Connecticut Department of Health
  • Westport Elderly Nutrition Services
  • Connecticut School Lunch Program
  • Bridgeport Hospital 

Career Placement

UNH graduates are working in places such as these:

  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Hospital of St. Raphael – New Haven, CT
  • St. Vincent's Medical Center – Bridgeport, CT
  • Connecticut Culinary Institute
  • Arden House – Hamden, CT
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital – New Haven, CT
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center – New Jersey
  • Beth Israel Medical Center – New York, NY
  • Bridgeport Hospital – Bridgeport, CT
  • Milford Hospital – Milford, CT
  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Programs in New Haven & Bridgeport
  • Physicians' Offices
  1. Questions?

    Contact Undergraduate Admissions at 203.932.7319 or email us at
  2. Innovative Courses!

      • Advanced Nutrition
      • Food Science
      • Sports Nutrition
      • Nutrition Care Process
      • Principles of Dietetics Management
      • Nutrition and Disease
      • Menu Planning
      • Community Nutrition