The Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences offers baccalaureate degree programs in health education and dietetics. The health education program is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Health Education. Students may choose from two options: 1) leading to public school teaching certification or 2) non-teaching which is generally designed to train individuals for health education roles in the public health/worksite setting. For those seeking to be certified in public school teaching in health, a minor or a component in elementary education is also available.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics is approved by the American Dietetic Association. Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree program graduates are eligible to apply for supervised practice/internship programs that prepare students to become Registered Dietitians and work in the areas of clinical dietetics, community nutrition, and food service management. The Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences offers a Dietetic Internship Program as a post graduate practicum option in dietetics. A minor in foods and nutrition is offered through the Department of Occupational Education.
Regardless of the degree sought, students must fulfill all department and university requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree. In addition, each prospective student must be assigned to a subject area advisor prior to beginning their program.