Nutrition & dietetics
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The food and nutrition major is designed to prepare students for health-service careers. As a food and nutrition major, you may take one of three concentrations: dietetics, consumer services or wellness.
Bluffton is the only private, liberal arts college in Ohio with a dietetics program. The dietetics program leads to a post-baccalaureate internship, dietetics registration and licensure.
The Bluffton program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995).
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If you major within the natural and applied sciences division (biology, chemistry, dietetics, mathematics, physics and pre-med) you may qualify for a renewable $17,000 to $18,000 science scholarship.
Dietetics is a profession concerned with the science and practice of human nutritional care. A registered dietitian is an allied medical professional who puts into practice the science and art of food and nutrition.
A post-graduation dietetic internship is a required step to becoming a registered and licensed dietitian. Bluffton offers an internship with an emphasis on community and public health nutrition.