Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.38 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 18 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:7245 Duration:48 months

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Dietetics is the education and practice of food, nutrition and wellness and offers a wide variety of jobs in the health promotion, wellness, nutrition care and foodservice administration areas. Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) are provide nutrition counseling and are pivotal in preventive health care and community nutrition programs. Additionally, a registered dietitian is essential to the total care of a patient in a healthcare facility, giving nutritional guidance and instruction. Students develop an understanding and competency in food, nutrition, wellness, and management and a background in the basic and behavioral sciences to apply the science of nutrition for the promotion of health and disease prevention.

Dietetics offers a wide variety of jobs in hospitals, health promotion programs, nursing homes, public health agencies, industries, schools, universities, the armed services, and state, national and international organizations. A registered dietitian nutritionist must have a good background in the basic and behavioral sciences to apply the science of nutrition for the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.

Upon completion of the Bachelors of Science in Dietetics, students receive a verification statement from the program director and are eligible to apply for the supervised practice experience (dietetic internship)Students must apply to accredited dietetic internships. The internships are post-graduation, require additional fees, and are competitive. Upon completion of the accredited dietetic internship, the applicant is eligible to take the national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetics Registration to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Students enrolled in the Didactic Program in Dietetics are assessed a discipline fee and e also required to have current immunizations and must complete a criminal background check.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June for Fall semester; November for Spring semester Tuition fee
  • USD 9379 Year (National)
  • USD 18044 Year (International)
Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Major Requirements:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • General Biology I and Lab
  • Human Anatomy and Lab
  • Physiology and Lab
  • Organic Chemistry and Lab
  • Biochemistry
  • Foodservice Sanitation
  • Foods Principles and Lab
  • Human Nutrition
  • Assessment and Counseling Skills in Nutrition and Lab
  • Nutrition Across the Life Cycle
  • Food Science and Lab
  • Foodservice Operations and Purchasing Management
  • Quantity Food Production and Service and Lab
  • Advanced Human Nutrition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy and Lab
  • Community Nutrition and Lab
  • Transition to Professional World
  • General Microbiology and Lab
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Statistics or Epidemiology

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

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Additional Program Requirements:

Students must be current on immunizations and complete a criminal background check to complete education components of program.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than South Dakota State University.


SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.


The program has been continuously approved/ accredited since inception by the Accreditation Council for Education of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Didactic Program in Dietetics by the Accreditation Council for Education of Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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