Degree considerations for students in Nutrition Science and Dietetics

The Nutrition Science and Dietetics Program offers two bachelor of science (B.S.) degrees. In the Nutrition Science B.S., students study the biological and physical sciences, and prepare to work for major food or pharmaceutical companies, or to pursue post-graduate work in medicine, dentistry, education, or health care. In the Nutrition B.S. (Dietetics), students prepare to work in a variety of health and health promotion fields, many as registered dietitians.

Nutrition/dietetics is the science of applying food and nutrition to health. Upon completion of your degree, and after you receive DPD verification, you will be qualified to apply to a supervised dietetic internship program after which you can take the national examination to become a registered dietitian. Our most recent match rate for dietetic internships was 85 percent, compared to 56 percent nationally. Our 5-year average match rate is 81 percent. The “first time” pass rate for our graduates on the registration examination for dietitians was 93 percent for the past five years. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

In addition, we offer a Nutrition Science M.A., a Nutrition Science M.S., a Dietetic Internship CAS and an Integrative and Functional Nutrition CAS in either a residential and online format. At the graduate level, students study the theory and application of nutrition science and prepare for research, teaching, or practice in clinical, community, corporate, government, or educational settings.

Students pursuing programs in other areas of study may also choose a minor in either nutrition or nutrition science.

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Nutrition B.S.

The Nutrition B.S. program prepares students for careers in a wide variety of opportunities in clinical, community, food service management, corporate, government, and educational settings.

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Nutrition Science B.S.

Providing a strong foundation for undergraduate level education in nutrition, food, or the biomedical sciences, the bachelor’s program in nutrition science emphasizes the biological and physical sciences. In addition to nutrition in health, nutrition through the life span, nutrition research, and medical nutrition therapy, the program offers a flexible variety of additional nutrition classes.

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Nutrition Science M.A.

Falk College’s nationally-acclaimed nutrition program offers unique experiential leaning opportunities for individuals interested in delivering nutrition counseling and education, conducting nutrition research, or pursuing nutrition careers in allied-health and medical professions, business, athletics, and more.

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Nutrition Science M.S.

The program emphasizes critical evaluation of scientific information and evidence-based practice and research. Due to the varying backgrounds and professional interests of students, the master’s degree program is flexible. The master’s degree may also serve as a preparatory step toward more advanced study at the doctoral level.

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Dietetic Internship Program CAS

The internship program supports students as they prepare for careers as entry-level dietitians. It builds on academic skills acquired in an accredited didactic program in dietetics. The internship consists of 1200-hours of supervised practice focusing on the nutrition care process as it applies to communities, families, acute care, long term care, outpatient programs and feeding programs. It includes a concentration focusing on outcomes research, and management.

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Integrative and Functional Nutrition CAS

The underlying theme of the Certificate of Advanced Study in Integrative and Functional Nutrition at Syracuse University’s Falk College is to educate and train nutrition and other allied health professionals in personalized approaches to health and wellness by enhancing their understanding of nutrition within the context of the individual’s genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors through educational training that is inter-professional and evidence-based using the Nutrition Care Process and Model.

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Nutrition Minor

Students pursuing programs in other areas of study may choose a minor in nutrition. The minor program requires the completion of 18 credits. To be admitted to the program, students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0, complete NSD 225, and Meet with the minor coordinator to complete the declaration of minor form.

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Nutrition Science Minor

Students pursuing programs in other areas of study may choose a minor in nutrition science. The minor program requires the completion of 19 credits. To be admitted to the program, students must meet with the minor coordinator and file a declaration of minor form with their home college.

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