Nutrition and Dietetics

The Nutrition major at Miami University leads to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health degree.

Students majoring in Nutrition study people’s nutritional needs and care.  All students in the major complete the Nutrition Foundation and choose their career path by selecting a concentration, either the Community Nutrition for the non-RD student or the Dietetics Concentration for those students planning on becoming a registered dietitian. To become a registered dietitian, Dietetic graduates must complete a clinical experience and pass a professional examination.

IMPORTANT ADVISING INFORMATION: The Nutrition/Dietetic program is a competitive program. A minimum grade expectation of a “C” or better is strongly encouraged, especially in the sciences: BIO 161, CHM 141, 144, 142, 145, 231, 332, 332L and MBI 111. Competitive dietetic internship applicants will have an overall 3.0 GPA or higher.

Course Requirements

Student Learning Outcomes

• Demonstrate how to use current technologies to locate, interpret, evaluate and use professional literature to make ethical, evidence-based practice decisions.

• Use the Nutrition Care Process to make decisions and identify nutrition-related problems, determine and evaluate nutrition interventions, develop an educational session or program/educational strategy for a target population and describe basic concepts of nutritional genomics.

• Explain the process involved in delivering quality food and nutrition services and apply management theories to the development of programs or services.

• Identify and describe the work of inter-professional teams and the roles of others with whom the registered dietitian/nutritionist collaborates in the delivery of food and nutrition service.

What Our Students Say

Cami Gilman

Cami Gilman

Nutrition major

"I love dietetics! I couldn't dream up a major that fits me better. I'm really into fitness and health, but even more than that I just love food! Working in the food lab, we get to make delicious treats that are good for you too…

Then in our other classes we learn about how and why they are good for you. There are so many job opportunities for Dietetics majors - from being a Registered Dietician to working in culinary arts. Right now, I'm looking to go to culinary school after graduation."

Ellen Swary

Ellen Swary

Nutrition major

"I have always been actively involved in preparing meals with my family and knew that I wanted to go into a field where I could help improve the health of others. Combined with my love for chemistry and other sciences, I decided on pursuing a major in dietetics, where I have been exposed to a variety of experiences."