The dietetics program includes human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition science, and medical nutrition therapy. The program provides students with expertise in human nutrition, food systems management, diet therapy, community nutrition, and experimental methods in food science. The dietetics undergraduate program is designed to prepare students to become Registered Dietitians. Dietitians promote good health by improving nutritional practices of individuals. Dietitians provide nutrition education and develop individual diets in clinical, community, and food service settings.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, students will be awarded a Verification Statement of completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics. Students may apply for a dietetic internship with the verification statement. The dietetic internship provides students the opportunity to meet the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ performance requirements in order to take the national Registered Dietitian exam.
The Ouachita Baptist University Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The Nutrition and Dietetics Program is located on the 4th floor of Jones Science Center.