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Why study Nutrition at University of Delaware?

Nutrition is the foundation of health. Individuals studying in the field of nutrition and dietetics have the opportunity to assess and identify effective strategies to improve the dietary intake among individuals and populations to prevent and treat disease.

Studying nutrition can prepare students for careers as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, wellness coordinators, clinical research coordinators, community nutrition specialists, industry scientists. It will also prepare students for post-graduate studies in other fields such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy.

Learn more about our undergraduate majors including: Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Nutrition and Medical Sciences. Graduate programs include: Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition Science, Dietetic Internship, Combined Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship, and Master of Science in Human Nutrition programs.

Student Engagement

We value student engagement and learning opportunities inside and out of the classroom. Students have the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty and community members as a research or teaching assistant, in the development and implementation of nutrition education programs, social media promotion, client interaction at the Nutrition Clinic at UD Health, and connection with the Delaware Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

In addition, students have many opportunities to volunteer with practitioners and professionals in the community.




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