BS in Nutrition Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Nutrition Science Program focuses on intensive study in biological and physical sciences as a basis for understanding the science of nutrition and the relationships between nutrients and human health. This program requires 19 fewer credits and is two semesters shorter than the Coordinated Program because it does not include a supervised practice component. This program allows you to choose whether you want to be a part time student or a full time student.

This is an accredited "Didactic Program in Dietetics," enabling graduates to apply for a dietetic internship at an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics accredited program. A graduate of this program who completes an accredited internship is eligible to take the registration examination to become a registered dietitian. Additional options for DPD graduates include applying for graduate school in nutrition, food science, medicine or another allied health field, or potentially working in a WIC (Women Infants and Children) setting, the food industry, or in publications. 

The program can be tailored for students who expect to pursue advanced degrees in nutritional sciences or professional degrees in medicine, dentistry or public health.

All accredited internships can be found here.

UIC's Nutrition Science program in dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics 
120 S. Riverside Plaza 
Suite 2000 
Chicago, IL 60606-6995 
Telephone: 800-877-1600


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