Jan 25, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin

Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Registered Dietitian, BS

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The registered dietitian focus is the pathway that equips you with food, nutrition and dietetics knowledge required of a registered dietitian. You will receive a verification statement at the end of the program indicating that you have met the requirements to apply for dietetic internship.

The program is mandatory for those wanting to pursue a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and a dietetic technician, registered (DTR).

1. University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

C. Life and Physical Sciences

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Science

I. Component Area Option

3. Program Courses

Registered Dietitian Concentration

4. Hours needed to total 120

To be discussed with advisor.

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.


* The dietetics and pre-professional focus areas are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60606-6955, (312) 899-5400.

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