UGA Specific Information for Dietetics

Optimum food and nutrient intake plays a critical role in disease prevention and health maintenance. There is an increasing demand for professionals in the field of dietetics who can provide quality food and nutrition care services to individuals and groups. The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics is to prepare students for successful careers in dietetics and encourage students to assume leadership roles in their profession and in society. The dietetics major is a Didactic Program in Dietetics approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Upon completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, students must complete a supervised practice program, such as an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship, to become eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians.

The field of dietetics offers many opportunities related to foods and nutrition in health care, management, education, business and industry settings. Clinical dietetics positions are available in hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, and private practice. Other opportunities include management of food or nutrition care services in health care facilities, schools or restaurants; public health nutrition; research and/or education in universities, medical centers, and government agencies.



Class of 2020 Career Outcomes for Dietetics*

** Includes Self-Employed


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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics • American Society for Nutrition • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior • ASPEN • Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association • American College of Nutrition • International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2020 Dietetics majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
BBARC Farms Farm Hand
Be Well Solutions Dietetic Intern
Fulton County Goverment Board of Health WIC Nutritionist
Georgia Southern University Dietetic Intern
Norcross Health Center WIC Georgia WIC Nutritionist
UGA Wesley Foundation First Year Intern
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2020 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2020 Dietetics majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Augusta University Dietetics, Master's; Nursing, Master's
Boston University Dietetic Nutrition, Master's
Emory University Public Health, Master's
Georgia State University Dietetics and Clinical Nutritional Services, Master's; Health Nutrition, Master's; Nutrition, Master's
Illinois State University Dietetics, Master's
Lenoir-Rhyne University Dietetics, Master's
Sanford University Nutrition, Master's
University of Georgia Dietetics, Bachelor's; Dietetics, Master's; Foods and Nutrition, Master's; Nutrition Care, Master's
University of Saint Joseph Dietetics, Master's
Utica College Nursing, Bachelor's
* denotes no responses received.