Dietetics (B.S.)

 
 

Research with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

The Nutrition and Dietetics Program is involved in a multi-year research collaboration with the Integrative Cardiac Health Project at Walter Reed to study health behaviors of college students related to nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep and smoking. This project includes the collection of information on various parameters, including body composition. (The Bod Pod, shown above, is used for this purpose.)

The Coordinated Program in Nutrition & Dietetics

Nutrition is the foundation of health. What we eat affects how we feel, how we look, and how we live. With a degree in nutrition and dietetics from Seton Hill, you will be prepared for a career that will help others live longer, healthier, happier lives. And our Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics will get that career started in four years instead of the usual five. Why wait to make a difference in the world? 

Seton Hill’s Program in Nutrition and Dietetics will provide you with a science-based food and nutrition education that combines learning in the classroom with laboratory and supervised practice experience in community settings, such as hospitals, schools, community service agencies, day care centers and long-term care facilities.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics curriculum has been infused with opportunities to develop mastery of entrepreneurial skills. The program's area of concentration, Entrepreneurial Approaches to Dietetics Practice, prepares graduates to be innovative dietetics practitioners in employment settings or as private practitioners with their own businesses. The program fosters entrepreneurial spirit by providing experiences with a private practitioner and community dietitians. After taking a course in business plan development, our students develop a business plan and compete in a Coordinated Program Business Plan competition. The winning project is presented as a campus-wide event and the winning student is recognized as the Coordinated Program's Entrepreneur of the Year. 

Getting Into the Program

Study in the Nutrition and Dietetics Program officially commences in the junior year, however, freshman applicants to Seton Hill University who want to participate in the program should apply to the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at the same time they apply for admission to the university. For more information on admission to the University and the Program, please visit Admission Requirements.

Accreditation Status

Seton Hill University’s Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400. http://www.eatright. org/ACEND.