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 are accepted into the 5-year accelerated Master’s Coordinated Program get a jumpstart on their careers by completing their Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Practice, and 1200-hour internship requirement during their fourth and fifth years. These students can begin their careers as Registered Dietitians and become licensed health professionals immediately after graduating and passing the credentialing examination. La Salle’s Coordinated Program is the only one of its kind offered in Philadelphia.
La Salle offers two programs in Nutrition:
- Didactic Program in Nutrition—Graduates of this Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program will be prepared for jobs in public health, food systems, communication, or businesses related to health and nutrition; for graduate studies in nutrition or other health disciplines or for dietetic internship programs that will prepare them for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential.
- Master’s Coordinated Program—Students who complete the five-year Master’s Coordinated Program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition plus a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Practice. Graduates of this accelerated program are qualified to sit for the Registered Examination for Dietitians to obtain the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential immediately upon completing the degree and supervised practice requirements within the Master’s Coordinated Program.