Major in Nutrition and Food Science
The major in Nutrition and Food Science offers preparation for careers in community nutrition services; county, state, and federal health departments; food systems management; food processing; food marketing; and quality control.
The Dietetics concentration is a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-4876. The program offers preparation for careers in dietetics as nutritionists, clinical or management dietitians, dietitians in private practice, and consulting dietitians. After completing the degree, students receive a verification statement that DPD requirements have been met, qualifying them to apply for a supervised practice program (dietetic internship). After completion of an internship, students must pass the national examination to become registered dietitians (R.D.) and be eligible for licensure as dietitians/nutritionists (L.D.N.) in the State of Tennessee. Students with baccalaureate degrees in other areas may complete the DPD requirements at MTSU. Transfer students must take a minimum of 18 hours in nutrition and food science at MTSU to include NFS 4220 , NFS 4222 , NFS 4300 , NFS 4310 , and NFS 4400 .