The Texas State nutrition and foods program offers 3 tracks, including a dietetics track accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), a non-dietetics track that allows students to select a minor in a complementary discipline, and a teacher certification track that prepares graduates for careers in education. Instruction and research in our program, firmly grounded in current literature, engages students in an exciting and fulfilling exploration of the past, present, and future world of nutrition.
Students who complete a degree in Nutrition and Foods with a Dietetics concentration are prepared for the next steps in obtaining the registered dietitian credential. Registered dietitians are equipped to engage in exciting careers that include clinical, community, and corporate settings, research, education, sports nutrition, food service, home health, private practice, and more.
Graduates who pursue a nutrition major with a minor and do not obtain the Registered Dietitian credential can pursue employment in a variety of settings. Examples include a WIC educator, certified dietary manager, food inspector, food product analyst, fitness trainer, research assistant, wellness program coordinator, a food bank employee, extension specialist, and dietetic technician.