Food Science and Technology
About Human Nutrition
Why study nutrition?
Students in the nutrition option focus on the study of nutrients in foods and their relationship to health and disease. The nutrition program is an accredited didactic program in nutrition and dietetics (DP), and students become eligible for dietetic internships which lead to the professional credential, registered dietitian (RD). Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts.
What will you study?
- Food and Nutrition Sciences
- Sciences (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Food Service Systems Management
- Business, Economics
How to become a Registered Dietitian:
- Complete MSU DPD program
- Complete a Dietetic Internship
- Pass national RD exam
- Clinical (hospital, long term care, clinics-can include specialty area such as pediatric, renal, diabetes)
- Food Service Management
- Business & Industry (Kraft, General Mills)
- Community Nutrition Programs (Extension Service, Health Dept, Federal Agencies)
- Government, Military, and Research (FDA, USDA, NIH, Colleges/Universities)
- Nutritional & Pharmaceutical Companies
- Consultant/Private Practice
- Wellness & Sports Nutrition
- Media & Trade Associations (Dairy Council, Southern Living, Cooking Light)
The MSU Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DP) is currently granted accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetics Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, 312/899-0040, ext 5400.
Dr. Sylvia Byrd
Director, Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DP)