School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Dietetics - Undergraduate
Dietetics is an interdisciplinary science that studies the application of the principles of human nutrition and foods. Dietetics is becoming increasingly important in the maintenance of health and the prevention of diseases for people of all ages -- from infancy to old age.
The undergraduate program in dietetics at Bowling Green State University is distinguished by:
• Opportunities to work closely with talented faculty members who are outstanding teachers and scholars;
• Extensive hands-on laboratory experiences;
• Course work that focuses on both personal and professional skills;
• A focus on lifelong learning.
The Dietetics program at BGSU is a 4-year didactic program, otherwise known as a DPD, which leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics. Successful completion of the program is the first step to becoming a registered dietitian. Following completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics, graduates must apply for and complete an accredited dietetics internship and pass the national registration examination to become a registered dietitian. Currently, getting accepted into a dietetic internship is a very competitive process with a higher ratio of graduating students to internship sites. Please view the following links for our mission statement, program goals and outcomes (outcome data are available upon request), and how to prepare for the internship application:
The Dietetics Program is currently granted full Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606 - (312) 899-0040 Ext. 5400For general information regarding the field of Dietetics, watch this video clip prepared by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that describes what a registered dietitian does.