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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Dietetics


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Advisor:  Ethan Bergman RD, CD , FADA
family and consumer sciences department
Michaelsen 135

509-963-2366

A registered dietitian (RD) is an expert on foods and how they affect human health. An RD is registered by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) as an individual who has completed an approved or accredited four-year undergraduate program. The B.S. in food science and nutrition (nutrition and dietetics specialization) is a developmentally accredited program. In addition, the individual must complete a more than 900 hour accredited supervised practice experience at one of over 200 dietetic internship sites. Finally, individuals must then pass the registration examination to attain the RD credential. Please see the advisor for more information. Dietitians may work in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes as clinical dietitians; for government and public health agencies as community dietitians; and in food service departments of hospitals, schools, nursing homes and restaurants as management dietitians. In addition, dietitians also are employed as researchers, educators and as consultants in a variety of settings.

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