NSU B.S. Nutritional Sciences - Dietetics: Students who desire a career that is exciting, challenging, and allows one to succeed, excel, and feel good about what is done, then they should consider the field of dietetics. Dietetics is the high-tech science of applying food and nutrition principles to personal and community health. It's a vital, growing field open to creativity and opportunity. The possibilities are endless.
The field of dietetics has something to offer all health care consumers. The Registered Dietitian is the only nationally recognized credential in foods, nutrition, and dietetics, and is recognized as the nutrition expert in health care, nutritional counseling, food production, sales, and the media. Most employment in the health care industry requires the R.D. credential.
Major guidelines / regulations:
- The NSU Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is the first step in the three step process of becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD).
- The second step is the successful completion of an ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship.
- The third step is passing the national registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
- The Didactic Program in Dietetics at Northeastern State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 312-899-5400. http://www.eatright.org/ACEND/
What it takes to complete a B. S. in Nutritional Sciences from NSU. If you don’t complete your AA or AS at TCC, you will need to meet NSU’s specific general education requirements. You must have at least 124 hours completed to earn a bachelor’s degree. Of those hours, 60 must be from a university (4 year school), 40 must be junior and senior (3000/4000) level, and half of the hours in your major must be from NSU. You must also be both English and computer proficient. This means that you must pass English Composition I & II with a “C” or better and demonstrate computer proficiency (high school or college course work / test). Therefore, when you transfer to NSU, you will likely need to complete around 60 more hours in order to earn your Bachelor of Science degree.