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.
- Registered Dietitian in a hospital
- Registered Dietitian working at a food bank
Less traditional employment for Registered Dietitians include, but are not limited to, positions in research, wellness program leadership, journalism, sports dietetics, leadership positions in the Special Supplement Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and entrepreneurship.
Graduates who do not obtain the Registered Dietitian credential can pursue employment in a variety of settings; examples include WIC educator, certified dietary manger, food inspector, research assistant, sanitarian for the health department, food bank employee, extension specialist, and dietetic technician.
3. Food Bank Employee or Research Assistant