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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition

Apply the principles of science to food preparation and health in the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition

The Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition program at the University of Mississippi provides a solid foundation in food science and preparation as it relates to human health and well-being.

Key Benefits

While the national average is just over 50 percent, 78 percent of University of Mississippi graduates who applied to a Dietetic Internship or Coordinated Program following completion of the program were accepted from 2015-2017. The program also boasts a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Graduate Outcomes

Graduates of this program may work across a wide array of industries to provide safe, evidence-based dietary advice and management to individuals and organizations. They may also go on to become registered dietitians and nutritionists, who provide nutritional services in a variety of settings, including clinical/health care; community and public health consulting or private practice; food and nutrition business industry; food service management research and education; sports or wellness nutrition and public policy.

Experiences Offered

Housed in Lenoir Hall on campus, Lenoir Dining is an on-site, Certified Green, 40-seat restaurant run exclusively by Hospitality Management and Dietetics students. Students receive hands-on cooking experience under chef supervision.

Specializations

B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition Faculty

No matter their interests, students will find a mentor thanks to our faculty's diverse expertise in areas such as food insecurity, sports nutrition, child nutrition, community-based research, agriculture, family and consumer sciences and policy.

Anne K Bomba
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NUTRITION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Teresa Carr Carithers
INTERIM DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES, PROFESSOR OF NUTRITION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF APPLIED GERONTOLOGY
Yunhee Chang
INTERIM CHAIR OF NUTRITION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF NUTRITION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
David Henry Holben
PROFESSOR OF NUTRITION AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Kathy B Knight
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NUTRITION & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Laurel Greenway Lambert
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NUTRITION & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Georgianna Mann Schroeder
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NUTRITION & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
EMMY PARKES
LECTURER IN NUTRITION & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR THE DIDACTIC PROGRAM IN DIETETICS
Melinda Wells Valliant
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NUTRITION & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Janie W Cole
REGISTERED DIETITIAN II
Dru Jones
FOOD SPECIALIST

All B.S.D.N. students require the following 23 hours of credit:   

Admissions requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition program are the same as the general undergraduate admissions requirements.

Elise Smith

Elise Smith holds bachelor's and master's degrees from UM. Recently named the Thomas A. Crowe Alumnus of the Year, Elise is a registered licensed dietitian who has worked in both clinical and food service management positions for more than 30 years. As a founding member of the management team and director of consulting services for Nutrition Systems, Inc., she has supervised more than 15 registered dietitians and provided consulting services in 95 health care facilities in the Southeast.

Student Organizations

Students promote healthy lifestyles to Ole Miss students, faculty and staff by applying their knowledge of dietetics in the Student Dietetic Association. They may also join Kappa Omicron Nu (KON), the leading national Human Sciences honor society.