National Nutrition Month is a nutrition and information campaign that focuses on the importance of making informed food choices, developing healthy eating habits, and embracing physical activity. Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this campaign is celebrated annually in March. The University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) School of Health and Natural Sciences share the same values and ideas in our Nutrition & Dietetics program.
As a Nutrition and Dietetics major, you can choose from a variety of programs:
- Undergraduate Nutrition & Dietetics Program – After four years, you will earn your bachelor of science in Nutrition and Dietetics. This program can help you prepare for a position in community nutrition, food service management, or for admission to a graduate program.
- Health Care Coordination Certificate Program – This 12-credit certificate program trains graduates to be strong liaisons between patients, community agencies, and health care organizations to increase preventative care and the use of primary care providers.
- Graduate Dietetic Internship Program – This internship program allows students to become a registered dietitian (R.D.) after completing the required hours in clinical rotation, community nutrition, and food service management, and then passing the examination.
- Nutrition M.S. (online) – This program offers flexibility and convenience to students who want to earn their master of science in Nutrition online. This degree focuses on health promotion, nutrition through life’s stages, and the latest research on nutrition-related diseases.
- Graduate Health Coaching Certificate (online) – This certificate program prepares aspiring health and wellness coaches to help and improve the health of individuals looking to change their diet.
“I earned my master’s in Nutrition online from USJ. I had a positive experience and enjoyed the program. Even though it was online, I never felt like it was online. The professors were always available via phone or email. It was a great learning experience and I was able to maintain a full-time job and be a graduate assistant. It was a very flexible program,” said Taylor Buzinksy, M’17, Outpatient Oncology Dietitian at Yale New Haven Hospital Smilow Cancer Center.
As National Nutrition Month continues, we encourage prospective students to join a field that is rapidly growing and serves a greater purpose. For more information on our programs, please visit: //www.usj.edu/academics/schools/school-of-health-natural-sciences/nutrition-and-dietetics/