We offer course schedules for full-time and part-time students of all ages.
We’ve all heard the expression: “You are what you eat.” It’s a bit simplistic, but like most pearls of wisdom, there’s an underlying truth to it.
Proper nutrition can go a long way toward our staying healthy and fit. That’s where nutrition and dietetics professionals come in. Passionate about the wholesomeness and healing nature of real food, they are some of the country’s most-in-demand experts, as they motivate others to improve their eating habits. Our accredited, didactic bachelor’s program — one of the few of its kind in the Northeast in a small, comprehensive, coeducational university — will give you the background you need to enter this dynamic and rewarding field.
The University of New Haven’s Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190,
Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040, ext. 5400.
Those who enter the field of nutrition and dietetics should understand that this is a science-based, healthcare-oriented field. Our program prepares you for this reality by giving you a solid foundation in the science of food and nutrition. At the same time, you will learn the importance of management and advance practice. Your courses will include:
Then, since hands-on experience teaches you as nothing else can, you’ll put your knowledge to use in the real world of health and wellness facilities, food service operations, and community programs.
As a dietetic student, you’ll have opportunities to work for pay, school credit, or as a volunteer outside of the University. These are some of the locations where the University of New Haven nutrition and dietetics students have gained experience and where you may find yourself, too:
Where do you picture yourself working? With a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and credentials as a dietetic technician — i.e., registered (DTR) — or registered dietitian (RD), you’ll have many career options. For example, University of New Haven graduates are currently working as:
To view a video from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on what's involved in a career as a registered dietitian or registered dietitian nutritionist,
If you think that a career in a health-related field might be in your future, the Pre-Health Professions (PHP) Scholars Program is the place for you to start. Students who successfully complete the PHP Scholars Program will have the grades, the coursework, the clinical experiences, and the in-depth knowledge of healthcare that can serve as the launch pad for pursuing a top healthcare job or graduate program.