Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition combines clinical evaluation, community concerns, and food service management into a profession long valued for its service to individuals and the community at large and focused on proper nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases. The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is unique since the didactic instruction is integrated with the supervised practice. Following graduation, students are eligible to take the Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) examination. Upon successful completion of this exam, the RD/RDN is eligible for licensure in Florida or any other state that licenses dietitians/nutritionists.
The mission of the Dietetics and Nutrition program is to provide a comprehensive baccalaureate program, inclusive of a high quality didactic curriculum and supervised practice, preparing students for entry-level practice as Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in a diverse environment demonstrating integrity, leadership, excellence, and a commitment to serve the needs of the community population.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:
Programmatic Outcomes Results are available upon request.
Graduates of an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) who meet the following requirements may apply for the Alternate Pathway Option. Graduates of this alternate pathway option receive a BS in Dietetics and Nutrition, completing the supervised practice and three courses to establish residency (DIE 4246C Clinical Nutrition, DIE 4365 Dietetics Management of Nutrition Program, and DIE 4506 Seminar in Dietetics and Nutrition). These graduates are also eligible to sit for the RD/RDN exam.
Graduates of the alternate pathway option receive a BS in Dietetics and Nutrition. Requirements for graduation from the alternate pathway option include the successful completion of three core courses and the supervised practice.
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and Nutrition, students must earn 137.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|Dietetics and Nutrition Major Courses (83.0 credit hours)|
|Management of Dietary Systems||4.0 credit hours|
|Supervised Dietetics Practice 1A and 1B||7.0 credit hours|
|Medical Nutrition Therapy||4.0 credit hours|
|Dietetics in Community Health||3.0 credit hours|
|Supervised Dietetics Practice 2A and 2B||7.0 credit hours|
|Life Cycle Nutrition||3.0 credit hours|
|Nutrition Education||3.0 credit hours|
|Clinical Nutrition||4.0 credit hours|
|Field Experience in Nutrition and Dietetics A and B||7.0 credit hours|
|Dietetics Management of Nutrition Program||3.0 credit hours|
|Nutrition Counseling||4.0 credit hours|
|Seminar in Dietetics and Nutrition||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Practicum in Dietetics A and B||7.0 credit hours|
|Research Methods||3.0 credit hours|
|Fundamentals of Food||4.0 credit hours|
|Food Science||4.0 credit hours|
|Institution Food Service Production||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Nutrition||3.0 credit hours|
|Nutrition and Health Issues||3.0 credit hours|
|Nutrition in Health and Exercise||4.0 credit hours|
*The above supervised practice rotations consist of a variety of sites including foodservice management, community and clinical nutrition. More information about supervised practice is available upon request.
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