Nutrition and Dietetics

Available on the Vincennes campus

Vincennes University's NUTRITION AND DIETETICS program prepares students with the opportunity to complete the first two years of study leading to the Associate in Science Degree. Graduates are well prepared to transfer successfully to a four-year school where they can fulfill the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (R.D.N.)

According to 2015 data from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, median total cash compensation for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with one or more years of experience was $65,000 annually.  Salaries increase with years of experience and RDNs in management and business earn incomes of  $85,000 or more.   Learn more about careers in dietetics at <www.eatright.org>.

People are more interested in nutrition and wellness than ever before, which translates into endless career opportunities for dietitians. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment in the field of dietetics is expected to grow 22% (faster than average) from 2012 to 2022.   Listed below are some of the employment possibilities:

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (R.D. or R.D.N.)
  • Director of Food & Nutrition Services
  • Nutrition Consultant
  • Nutrition Educator
  • WIC Nutritionist
  • Public Health Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Specialist (Diabetes, Pediatric, Renal)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Hospitals & Nursing Facilities
  • Sports Team & Fitness Clinics
  • Health & Wellness Centers
  • Private Practice, Consultation
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Restaurant Management
  • Food-related Business & Industries
  • Sales, Marketing, & Public Relations

THE VU ADVANTAGE

Vincennes University is Indiana’s First College and continues to be Indiana’s most affordable residential college.  At VU you will be given individual attention and have the advantage of small classes and labs. Vincennes University has a long history of successful graduates in nutrition and dietetics.

WHAT DO OUR GRADUATES SAY?

"The knowledge I gained at Vincennes University provided a solid foundation to further my education in becoming a Clinical Dietitian. The faculty at Vincennes University’s Family and Consumer Sciences department take the time to listen and assist you in preparing for a career. My current job is beyond anything I expected to obtain when I started the program at VU." – Laurie Patterson, RDN, LD ‘13

Learn more about the courses required for NUTRITION & DIETETICS.

For more information about this major, please contact Professor Lou Ann Lindsey, M.S., R.D.,  at  812.888.5304 or llindsey@vinu.edu.