Dietetics is an exciting health care profession!  If you have an interest in food and nutrition this might be the career choice for you. Dietetics prepares you to become the food and nutrition expert.

Becoming a registered dietitian is a three step process:

  • Didactic Coursework
  • Supervised Practice
  • Pass the national registration examination.


UConn has three Dietetics programs:

A description describing routes to becoming a dietitian may be found at the College of Agriculture website.

Who is the Registered Dietitian?

  • Clinical dietitian in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities
  • Community dietitian working with food programs
  • Director of dietetics at hospital, nursing homes, and in schools
  • Working in wellness programs
  • Self-employed in private practice
  • Working with athletes
  • and much more!

* All three programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of The American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, (800) 877-1600 extension 5400.



Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Rd U-2101
Storrs, CT 06268-2101
Phone: (860) 486-2834 Fax: (860) 486-5375

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