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Nutrition, Food & Dietetics
Nutrition, Food & Dietetics Program
The Nutrition, Food & Dietetics (NUFD) Program provides high quality experiential learning to diverse Sac State Students so that they become empowered professionals in their community who lead disease prevention, sustainability, food access and health promotion for individuals, families and communities.
The NUFD program offers options for students interested in pursuing nutrition, food, dietetics or health related careers.
- BS Degree in Nutrition & Food (NUFD)
- Concentration in Dietetics (DPD)
- Dietetic Internship (DI)
- Minor in Nutrition and Food (NUFD)
- MS Nutrition & Food Coming Soon!
BS Degree in Nutrition & Food (NUFD)
The BS Degree in Nutrition and Food prepares students for careers in the field of nutrition, food management, community nutrition, and food sustainability. The program emphasizes the role of nutrition and food in individual and family health, cultural and behavior influences on food selection, and the management of commercial and noncommercial food systems.
Dietetics Concentration (DPD)
The Didactic Program in Dietetics meets requirements that pepare students to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), as well as a variety of careers in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, private practice, food service administration, and food science.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A verification of DPD completion establishes eligibility for a Dietetic Internship and examination for becoming a Diet Technician Registered or RDN.
Minor in Nutrition and Food
The minor in Nutrition and Food gives students an understanding of the role food and nutrition play in health and disease prevention through coursework in food safety, cultural foods, nutrition & wellness, and metabolism and elective options in life-cycle nutrition, sports nutrition, and current nutrition controversies. The minor could be a relevant addition to many majors.New Minor in Nutrition and Food Starting in Fall 2021
Dietetic Internship (DI)
This is a post-baccalaureate, 42 week internship that currently accepts 10 students annually. The program provides full-time supervised practice at a variety of healthcare and community facilities with emphasis on disease prevention and public policy.
NUFD faculty advisors can assist you with major course selection; degree progress evaluation; volunteer and internship opportunities; and career or graduate education planning. You can meet with any NUFD advisor during scheduled office hours. Monthly group advising and peer advising sessions are also available.
To schedule an appointment, click on the "Academic Advising Appointment" button below and follow these instructions:
1. Appointment Type: Advising
2. Service: Search “Nutrition.”
3. Select “Nutrition and Food Advising” under FACS Department Advising
4. Click “Find Available Time.”
5. Staff Member: Select [an advisor] and available time and date.
|Group Advising for Perspective Students Fall 2021|
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Student Success Center
Food & Nutrition Club
The Food and Nutrition Club is a student-run organization at Sacramento State University serving the needs of students with an interest in health and a passion for food.