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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All B.S.D.N. students require the following 23 hours of credit: | | Hours | |------------------------------------------------|:-----:| |NHM 111. Servsafe | 1 | |NHM 114. Intro to Nutrition Professions | 2 | |NHM 211. Principles of Food Preparation | 3 | |NHM 213. Principles of Food Preparation Lab | 1 | |NHM 311. Nutrition | 3 | |NHM 323. Human Development Across the Lifespan | 3 | |NHM 410. Medical Nutrition Therapy I | 3 | |NHM 414. Professional Development in Nutrition | 1 | |NHM 415. Experimental Foods | 3 | |NHM 417. Community Nutrition | 3 | A minimum grade of C is required in all NHM core courses.
Admissions requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition program are the same as the general undergraduate admissions requirements.
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.
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.