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Nutrition for Life

With a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Seton Hill, you will be prepared for a career that will help others live longer, healthier lives. Plus, our Coordinated Program in Nutrition & Dietetics will get your career started in four years instead of the usual five. Why wait to start making a difference in the world?

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Why the Coordinated Program in Nutrition & Dietetics at Seton Hill?

Most Undergrads Move On to Careers or Grad School

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
  • Long-term care facilities

After completing around 1,300 hours of clinical experience throughout your supervised practice requirement, you will graduate eligible to take the registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian, and find yourself more than prepared to complete the exam successfully (as shown from our three year - first year pass rate of 100%).

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The Joanne Woodyard-Boyle Health Sciences Center is home to our Natural and Health Sciences programs, including the Coordinated Nutrition and Dietetics Program. In this building you will have access to two classrooms dedicated specifically to the study of Nutrition and Dietetics, a 14-station Food Science Lab and a Quantity Food Service Production Lab.

Learning By Doing

As a nutrition and dietetics major you will enjoy meaningful internships and field experiences. Recently, majors have taught children important nutritional values at Common Threads in Pittsburgh and volunteered at the Center for Courageous Kids. 


Graduates of the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at Seton Hill have careers in: 

  • General medical nutrition therapy
  • Specialty areas such as renal dietetics, diabetes care, nutrition support and sports nutrition
  • Food service management for hospitals, schools, universities or corporations
  • Community nutrition agencies

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Some graduates have used their entrepreneurial skills to develop their own nutrition-related businesses. 

Read our Success Stories to see what alumni have to say about their experiences. 

You will also have access to Seton Hill's Career and Professional Development Center, which you can utilize when searching for jobs and internships both throughout your college career and after you've graduated.


Learn from our highly-qualified faculty members who are equipped with a wide array of certifications and skill sets, including licensed dietitian-nutritionists, registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, and certified specialists in sports dietetics. 

Fostering Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at Seton Hill prepares you to be an innovative dietetics practitioner in employment settings or a private practitioner in your own business. The program's area of concentration, Entrepreneurial Approaches to Dietetics Practice, fosters entrepreneurial spirit by providing you with experiences to help you master your entrepreneurial skills on-campus and within the outside community. You’ll eventually develop a business plan to compete in a Coordinated Program Business Plan Competition here on campus. The winning student is recognized as the Coordinated Program's Entrepreneur of the Year, and your idea could be presented as a campus wide event!


Bod Pod at Seton HillIn order to provide exciting and beneficial research experiences for you, the Nutrition and Dietetics program collaborated with the Integrative Cardiac Health Project at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to study health behaviors of college students related to nutrition, exercise, stress, sleeping and smoking. You will also work with equipment such as the Bod Pod (the gold standard for measuring body composition) and bioelectrical impedance machines to measure body composition. 

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 (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400.

Noteworthy Practice Recognition

The Seton Hill Nutrition and Dietetics Program has been recognized as a Noteworthy Practice among ACEND-accredited programs.

Future Education Graduate Model Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

Seton Hill University Nutrition and Dietetics Program has applied to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) to open a new and innovative program to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in Fall 2020.

Our eligibility application was accepted by ACEND* and we are in the candidacy process for our proposed Future Education Model Graduate Degree program. The program will accept applications upon successful completion of the eligibility application process when the program receives candidacy for accreditation status from ACEND.

Contact Karen Harouse-Bell MS, RDN, CDCES at for more information.

*The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics (see  These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice.

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