Nutrition & dietetics
The food and nutrition major is designed to prepare students for health-service careers. As a food and nutrition major, you may take one of three concentrations: dietetics, consumer services or wellness.
Bluffton is the only private, liberal arts college in Ohio with a dietetics program. The dietetics program leads to a post-baccalaureate internship, dietetics registration and licensure.
The Bluffton program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995).
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Up to ten $3,000 scholarships will be awarded in dietetics to high achieving students. These scholarships will be in addition to the Academic Honors or Honors with Distinction Scholarships and are renewable all four years.
Dietetics is a profession concerned with the science and practice of human nutritional care. A registered dietitian is an allied medical professional who puts into practice the science and art of food and nutrition.
A post-graduation dietetic internship is a required step to becoming a registered and licensed dietitian. Bluffton offers an internship with an emphasis on community and public health nutrition.