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 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 Coordinated 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. After graduation, you will be eligible to take the national examination to become a registered dietitian and take advantage of a wide array of opportunities in health care, medicine, community service, industry, science, business and education.
Seton Hill students officially apply to the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics in their sophomore year. The Coordinated Program enrolls a maximum of 10 students in the junior year and senior year so that all students have individualized attention in supervised practice settings. You will also benefit from a wide network of Seton Hill graduates who are successful clinical dietitians, food service directors and community dietitians.
The Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics curriculum has been infused with opportunities to develop mastery of entrepreneurial skills. An 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. Consult with the program director or transfer admissions counselor before applying for this option to ensure it is the right option for you.
If you have already earned a bachelor's degree in a different course of study, Seton Hill's Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics also offers a post-baccalaureate certificate that will prepare you to enter the field without having to earn another bachelor's degree (although if you'd like a second degree, we can help you with that, too).
What is a Registered Dietitian?
The Registered Dietitian (RD) is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of food and nutrition. To become a Registered Dietitian, you are required to meet eligibility requirements established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
What is a Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist?
The Commonweath of Pennsylvania has defined requirements for obtaining the credential Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN). The purpose of this legislation is to protect the public. Individuals with the credential LDN have met specific dietetics education, experience and examination requirements. Most of the other states in the United States have their own similar listing or certification regulations concerning the practice of dietetics.
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