Students who have an aptitude for the sciences, who derive satisfaction from being part of a healthcare team, enjoy helping people and are intersted in everything dealing with food and eating will find a career in Nutrition and Dietetics rewarding. Nutrition is defined as the relationship between humans and their food with psychological, social, economic and cultural, as well as physiological and biochemical implications. It includes the study of nutrients in foods as they relate to health and disease throughout the life cycle. Management of individual, family and group feeding situations is a key consideration. Dietetics is a profession that deals with the science of food and nutrition as it relates to health and disease.
The Oneonta Didactic Program provides the required dietetics coursework leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Dietetics. Graduates of this ACEND-accredited program who are verified by the program director may apply for Dietetic Internships to establish eligibility to write the CDR registration examination for dietitians.