Course Selection

  • NTRI 2000 – Nutrition and Health
  • CHEM 1030/1031, CHEM 1040/1041 and BIOL 1020/1021

Ask for Assistance

  • Work hard to make competitive grades especially in sciences.
  • Meet regularly with your academic advisor and consult with them when you have concerns about admission to particular classes or need more information about class requirements.

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Gain Experience

  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your résumé.

Get Involved

  • In the Spring apply for the College of Human Sciences Student Ambassador program
  • Look for opportunities on campus to engage in by utilizing AUInvolve to identify organizations you’re interested in joining


Course Selection

  • BIOL 2500/2510 and CHEM 2030
  • Apply to the DPD (Didactic Program in Dietetics) in the Spring

Ask for Assistance

  • Peer tutoring is available in the College of Human Sciences
  • Take advantage of Study Partners, SI sessions, and the academic coaching in the Office of Academic Support.
  • The Miller Writing Center can help with your writing assignments and all other writing assistance you may need.

Gain Experience

  • Use LinkedIn to to identify past graduates in your major and set up informational interviews and shadowing opportunities to gain further understanding of your major in the world of work.

Get Involved

  • Look to take on leadership roles within the organizations you joined freshman year.
  • Participating in undergraduate research is a great way to familiarize yourself with the field and identify research opportunities. Contact Nutrition faculty members to inquire about potential opportunities.


Course Selection

  • Begin the professional Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with someone in the University Career Center (UCC) to explore career options and receive individualized assistance

Gain Experience

  • Gain practical work experiences related to your desired area of practice
  • Volunteer and provide community service in areas related to health and nutrition

Get Involved


Course Selection

  • Apply for a post-baccalaureate supervised practice program (e.g., a dietetic internship), this a requirement for eligibility to take the National Registration Examination for Dietitians and earn the RD/RDN credential

Ask for Assistance

  • Ask UCC for help in preparing your résumé and cover letter for dietetic internship

Gain Experience

  • Continue to maintain your volunteer commitments and continue to seek out additional opportunities to enhance your competitiveness

Get Involved

  • Consider joining professional organizations and attending state/national conferences
  • Connect with AU alumni and stakeholders to enhance professional opportunities

General Information

The Nutrition/Dietetics option is designed to prepare students interested in completing the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). This option prepares students for careers in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, public health, wellness, nutrition education and counseling, foodservice management, and food and nutrition in industry.

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Holland's Code: ISE

  • Investigative
  • Social
  • Enterprising


Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

  • ESFJ

*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated


  • Relationships
  • Achievement
  • Independence


  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Judgement and Decision Making

Job and Internship Opportunities

RSS Sample of Positions Currently Listed on Handshake Hiring Nutrition Dietetics Majors

Meet Your Career Contacts

University Career Center Liaison

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Last modified: July 19, 2020