Nutrition & dietetics
Bluffton's nutrition and dietetics department is designed to prepare students for health-service careers. We are the only private, liberal arts college in Ohio with a nutrition and dietetics major leading to a post-baccalaureate internship, dietetics registration and licensure.
Within one year of graduation, 80 percent of our graduates placed in an accredited internship position (the national average is 50 percent.) This internship is required to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
Each year, nutrition students are asked to develop nutritious meals for the Lunch
and Learn series. Student presentations, which are open to the community, include
a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal.
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The Bluffton dietetics 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.