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You'll study the practices and tools that improve the health, quality of life and eating behaviors of a multicultural and diverse population. Our students use scientific approaches to help patients design healthy lifestyles.
The Simmons campus is surrounded by world-renowned medical centers. Our students work with practicing nutritionists — reviewing medical records, interviewing and assessing the nutritional status of clients and advising on healthy diets.
Our nutrition and dietetics program prepares students to enter the dietetics field. Once you have completed the major, you are eligible to apply to a Dietetic Internship, and go on to become a Registered Dietitian. Our faculty work closely with students as they complete this process, and we have excellent internship placement rates.
Students must formally apply for this major. Details on criteria for acceptance into the Nutrition and Dietetics major are provided in the Department of Nutrition Student Guide.
There are two required social science courses; at least one of these should be in sociology or psychology.
See our Sample Course Sequence for Nutrition and Dietetics (BS) program. Students will also complete coursework to fulfill the all-College degree requirements. Please see the undergraduate course catalog for details.
The mission of the Simmons College Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is to educate students and foster an appreciation of lifelong learning in preparation for their success in the nutrition and dietetics profession so that they can be effective in a profession that improves the eating behaviors and subsequent health and quality of life of a multicultural and diverse population, a profession that adds to the scientific investigation about food and health, and one that fosters an appreciation of nutrition and dietetics’ relationship to other sciences.
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