Human Environmental Studies - Dietetics
Southeastís dietetics program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Dietetics is the high-tech science of applying food and nutrition to health. The dietetics program at Southeast provides a curriculum that meets the knowledge and skills established by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
The program will prepare you for acceptance into post-baccalaureate educational programs or to enter the work force in the expanding areas of food service management and/or nutrition-related careers.
As a dietetic student, you will receive hands-on experience and provide community service by giving nutrition education to senior citizens, delivering Meals-on-Wheels, participating in health fairs, working in university food service or rotating through local hospitals working side-by-side with registered dietitians.
Southeast’s dietetic internship program offers “real world” experience at various supervised practice sites located throughout southeast Missouri. Experience at these sites will prepare you to be a registered dietitian.
Graduates of Southeast’s dietetics program obtain the knowledge and skills required of an entry-level dietitian. Entering the profession of dietetics as a Registered Dietitian (RD) consists of successful completion of the following:
- A minimum of a bachelor's degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
- Acceptance and completion of an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program at a healthcare facility, community agency or a foodservice corporation, or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to twelve months in length.
- Pass a national examination administered by the Commission for Dietetic Registration (CDR).
- Complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration