About the courseDietetics is the education and practice of food, nutrition and wellness and offers a wide variety of jobs in the health promotion, wellness, nutrition care and foodservice administration areas. Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) provide nutrition education and counseling and are pivotal in preventive health care and community nutrition programs. Additionally, a RDN is essential to the total care of a patient in a healthcare facility through nutritional assessment and medical nutrition therapy. Students develop an understanding and competency in food, nutrition, wellness, and management and a background in the basic and behavioral sciences to apply the science of nutrition for the promotion of health and disease prevention. The employment opportunities are in health promotion and wellness programs, public health agencies, foodservice and food production industries, schools, universities, the armed services, hospitals, nursing homes, and state, national and international organizations. Governmental regulations require the services of dietitians in federally supported programs. The consulting services of a dietitian are often sought by architects and hospital administrators in planning and equipping food preparation and services facilities.
Intake MonthsJANUARY, AUGUST
English language requirements
Potential Course Career Outcomes
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AboutSouth Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution. It is the state’s largest and best university with university’s most comprehensive range of academic offerings, there’s no better place for the students to explore everything from aerospace to zoology. SDSU provides hands on learning with internship opportunities, study abroad experiences and the experiential learning todays students seek. The university’s mission as an 1862 land grant institution remains the same, to be a beacon of opportunity, providing access to higher education, championing the creation of knowledge and understanding, and continuously expanding the University’s reach.
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Located in eastern South Dakota along Interstate 29, Brookings is a town of about 23,000. Less than an hour from the state’s largest city of Sioux Falls, our safe, family-friendly community thrives on offering big-city amenities while maintaining its small-town feel. Residents enjoy clean and well-maintained roads and city parks, a variety of locally owned shops and restaurants, a short commute time within the city, and plentiful career opportunities in a growing job market. The dynamic between Brookings and the University creates a mutually beneficial relationship complemented by the energy of students and campus programming – athletics, arts, and more – and the student-friendly, off-campus opportunities for entertainment, employment and service.