Coronavirus Important Updates

Your Career in Nutrition & Dietetics

The role of food in preventing and treating diseases, such as diabetes, is now well known. More dietitians and nutritionists will be needed to provide care for patients with medical conditions and to advise people who want to improve their overall health. As a result, job opportunities in this field are projected to grow much faster than the average through 2028. The median annual pay for nutritionists and dietitians in 2018 was $60,370, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

As of January 1, 2024, the Commission of Dietetics Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master's degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In addition, CDR requires a verification of completion of dietetics coursework and supervised experiential learning by an American Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) program. Graduates of Seton Hill's Integrated Master's in Nutrition and Dietetics Program will be eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

State Licensure

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has defined requirements for obtaining the credential licensed dietitian-nutritionist (LDN). Much like the RDN, individuals with the credential LDN have met specific dietetics education, experience and examination requirements. Seton Hill alumni who become registered dietitians can then apply for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Career Services for Life

Seton Hill's award-winning Career and Professional Development Center will support you in your career development from your first semester to after graduation. Services are provided on-campus and online. The Center provides:

  • Job search & career development services
  • Resume help & interview preparation skills
  • Internship & experiential learning opportunities

To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, fill out our online Request for Information form. You may also call us any time at (724) 838-4281 or (800) 826-6234, or send an email to admit@setonhill.edu.