Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition – Dietetics

Department of Nutrition, Hospitality and Human Services

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Nutrition – Dietetics Track
Hours: 120

Bachelor of Science - NDHA: Dietetics Track

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition – Dietetics Track will prepare and qualify you to apply for and complete an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics-accredited internship program in nutrition and dietetics. You'll take courses in general nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition, nutrition through the life cycle, nutritional biochemistry, food science and food service management.

Why Study Dietetics at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition – Dietetics Track at Lamar University is accredited through ACEND. After successfully completing the IP and passing the registration exam, you will become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. 

Watch the faculty interview to learn more about this program and the Department of Nutrition, Hospitality and Human Services. 

Career Paths

Students who study under the Nutrition and Dietetics faculty at Lamar are preparing for a career that Money magazine recently rated as one of the top three “jobs for saving the world.” Demand has been and will continue to be significant, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated that the job market in this area should grow up to 13% over the next five to seven years. In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills required toward the goal of becoming a RDN. Alternatively, Nutrition is a flexible degree plan designed for you if you wish to tailor your study to meet a variety of career goals.

Primary Careers

Registered dietitian nutritionist 

Career Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Business and industry
  • Community/public health
  • Education
  • Research

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities
  • Sports nutrition programs
  • Corporate wellness programs
  • Food and nutrition-related business
  • Private practitioners
  • Community wellness programs
  • Schools and universities

Meet the Faculty

ShowsDr. Amy Shows, RDN
Program Director
jill-killoughDr. Jill Killough, RDN, LD
Department Chair
RuizDr. Connie Ruiz, RDN, LD
Associate Professor
Nutrition and Dietetics
Faculty Member NameDr. Jau-Jiin Chen, RDN
Nutrition and Dietetics