As knowledge and interest about how food and nutrients affect health and disease have increased in recent years, so have opportunities to turn those interests into dynamic careers focused on improving the health and wellness of individuals and communities. La Salle’s Nutrition programs provide the fundamental knowledge and the experiential learning opportunities that students need to become professionals in the nutrition field.
Students who enroll in La Salle’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics get a jumpstart on their careers by completing their 1,200-hour internship requirement during their senior year. These students can begin their careers as registered dietitians immediately after graduating and passing the credentialing examination. La Salle’s Coordinated Program is one of only approximately 30 similar programs in the country and the only one of its kind offered in Philadelphia.
La Salle offers two ways to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition:
- Coordinated Program in Dietetics—Students are qualified to sit for the Registered Examination for Dietitians to obtain the Registered Dietician credential immediately upon completing the supervised practice requirements and the Bachelor of Science Degree within the Coordinated Program.
- Didactic Program in Nutrition—Graduates of this program are prepared for graduate studies in nutrition or other health disciplines, for jobs in public health, food systems, communication, or businesses related to health and nutrition, or for dietetic internship programs that will prepare them for the Registered Dietician credential.