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Dietetics

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What is Dietetics?

Dietetics is the science of applying food to nutrition and health. It is a concentration within our Food Science and Human Nutrition major. Dietetics is a vital, growing field that addresses today’s complex nutrition and health issues. Your classes will cover many topics:

  • Food production and sanitation
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • The human body

These topics will give you a solid foundation to build from and provide plans for high-quality food and nutrition. Our program will allow you to enter dietetic internships and graduate programs to become a registered dietitian. You can apply directly into this concentration.

Career Options

  • Catering
  • Community & public health
  • Consulting
  • Dietetics
  • Education
  • Food & nutrition business
  • Food service
  • Health care
  • Management
  • Research
  • Sports & wellness nutrition

Post-Graduation Success1

88% employed or continuing education

54% employed after graduation

34% attending graduate school

$44,253 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: The Kraft Heinz Company, PepsiCo, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rush University, Loyola University Chicago View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 30 ACT score

1190 - 1410 SAT score

3.38 - 3.84 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

94% freshman retention rate

73% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $14,622
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $33,976

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $31,764
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $51,458

International

  • Tuition: $32,638
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $52,332
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