Nutrition and Dietetics

The Nutrition major at Miami University leads to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health degree.

Students majoring in Nutrition study people’s nutritional needs and care.  All students in the major complete the Nutrition Foundation and choose their career path by selecting a concentration, either the Community Nutrition for the non-RD student or the Dietetics Concentration for those students planning on becoming a registered dietitian. To become a registered dietitian, Dietetic graduates must complete a clinical experience and pass a professional examination. Students will need to have a master's degree in order to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist after January 1, 2024.

IMPORTANT ADVISING INFORMATION: The Nutrition/Dietetic program is a competitive program. A minimum grade expectation of a “C” or better is strongly encouraged, especially in the sciences: BIO 161, CHM 141, 144, 142, 145, 231, 332, 332L and MBI 111. Competitive dietetic internship applicants will have an overall 3.0 GPA or higher.

Course Requirements

Nutrition Program Information

This guidebook does not replace the Miami University Department of Kinesiology and Health Information Booklet. The purpose of this guidebook is to give information about resources available to the students interested in a nutrition major.  It is important to visit with your academic advisor often to receive the answers to questions about your degree.

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Career Opportunities

Nutrition Major Requirements

Nutrition Minor

Student Learning Outcomes

• Students will be able to demonstrate how to use current technologies to locate, interpret, evaluate and use professional literature to make ethical, evidence-based practice decisions.

• Students will be able to use the Nutrition Care Process to make decisions and identify nutrition-related problems, determine and evaluate nutrition interventions, develop an educational session or program/educational strategy for a target population and describe basic concepts of nutritional genomics.

• Students will be able to explain the process involved in delivering quality food and nutrition services and apply management theories to the development of programs or services.

• Student will be able to identify and describe the work of inter-professional teams and the roles of others with whom the registered dietitian/nutritionist collaborates in the delivery of food and nutrition service.

What Our Students Say

Cami Gilman

Cami Gilman

Nutrition major

"I love dietetics! I couldn't dream up a major that fits me better. I'm really into fitness and health, but even more than that I just love food! Working in the food lab, we get to make delicious treats that are good for you too…

Then in our other classes we learn about how and why they are good for you. There are so many job opportunities for Dietetics majors - from being a Registered Dietician to working in culinary arts. Right now, I'm looking to go to culinary school after graduation."

Sarah Heaven

sarah heaven

Community Nutrition major

“I chose to major in Community Nutrition to gain a well- rounded approach to health care. The program allows me to be knowledgeable about biological processes in the body, as well as how to help guide individuals in choosing how they fuel their bodies. During my time at Miami, I’ve learned that “food is medicine” and many diseases could be prevented or progression slowed by changing diet.”