Dietetics students need to have a passion for nutrition, education, the sciences, and people. Through the didactic program in dietetics, students may choose to obtain the supervised experience required for taking the Registered Dietitian exam after graduation. Or, through the coordinated program, students may perform both the coursework and the supervised experience during college. Students develop critical thinking ability and a broad perspective in the life and physical sciences, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition assessment, diet selection and planning, and food service systems management.
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Following completion of an approved internship, students are eligible to take the Registered Dietician exam. Purdue students typically pass the exam at a rate of 100%, compared to a national average of about 74%.
Students within the College of Health and Human Sciences can enhance their educational experience through participation in academic organizations such as the Nutrition Society.