Dietetics, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Advisor: Erika Anna, firstname.lastname@example.org. Departmental Office: 266 Nutritional Sciences Building (608-262-2727) http://www.nutrisci.wisc.edu. Before meeting with an advisor, students are required to review to the Intro to Dietetics presentation. Also recommended is the Intro to Dietetics handbook. Schedule an appointment with Erika.
Entry Requirements: Please note that this major is a competitive admission major. Make note of application requirements and deadlines.
Field of Study: Dietetics is the practice of integrating biochemical, physiological, social, and managerial concepts into the science of nutrition, and applying this knowledge to individuals to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Declaring the Major: Dietetics is a limited enrollment major. Students declare themselves as Pre-Dietetics majors at SOAR (if advising through CALS) or by following the instructions on the department website if currently a UW-Madison student. Admissions to the major are accepted twice a year. Please see the department website for coursework/GPA requirements needed to apply, application deadlines, and the application itself.
Possible Careers: A degree in dietetics offers challenging and rewarding employment opportunities working in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health agencies, food industry, research labs and more. Whether administering medical nutrition therapy in a health-care setting or directing food service operations, registered dietitians work toward the prevention and treatment of disease.
Special Opportunities & Additional Information
- While this major can prepare students for graduate work and research in nutritional sciences, it is really directed toward a well-defined profession, that of Registered Dietitian (R.D.).
- Students in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) are qualified to apply to a supervised practice program after completing the B.S. Following completion of a supervised practice program, they are eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
- Students selecting this program of study receive a B.S. Degree in Dietetics with a major in Nutritional Science.
- Dietetics and Nutrition Club
Selected Required Courses
- Intro Biology: Zoology 101/102 or 151. Microbiology 101/102 or 303/304 as required.
- Calculus: None
- General Chemistry: Chem 103-104; or Chem 109
- Organic Chemistry: Chem 341
- Physics: None