Undergraduate Study - NIU - Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics


Nutrition, Health and Wellness (B.S.)

Students looking to complete their undergraduate work in nutrition & dietetics should major in the Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management (NDHM) comprehensive major (B.S) with an emphasis in Nutrition, Health and Wellness. 

We also offer a minor in Nutrition, Health and Wellness (NHW). Students prepare for careers in community nutrition and food service management, as well as dietetic internships and meets the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics didactic requirements. Graduates of the Nutrition, Health and Wellness emphasis may apply for an internship to become Registered Dietitians.

NIU has been preparing professionals in dietetics, nutrition and food systems since the turn of the century. As a graduate of the major you would join a large network of alumni across the region and the nation.

This emphasis provides basic preparation for fulfillment of the baccalaureate requirements for careers in community nutrition programs, dietetics, or for graduate studies in these areas. Graduates with this emphasis may satisfy the experience requirement for registry by completing a dietetic internship. These programs are offered by various institutions across the country.