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Dietetics

Career Description

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, is an excellent resource for information on the Dietician/Nutritionist profession. You can also read about Dietetics on ExploreHealthCareers.org.

Education

Becoming a dietician or nutritionist requires completion of a bachelor’s degree, a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship program, and successful completion of a Registered Dietician exam.

Pre-requisites

Clinical experiences are arranged through the academic advisor from programs that are affiliated with BMC. 

Length of Clinical Experience

Students in the Dietetic Internship (DI) program will complete a 15 week rotation comprised of 3-5 days per week. Students in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP) will complete a 4 week specialty rotation.  

Clinical Tracks at BMC

  • Food and Nutrition Services

Institutional Affiliations

BMC is affiliated with the following institution/s for this program: 

Professional Associations and other information