Nutrition and Dietetics

Available on the Vincennes campus

Vincennes University’s Nutrition & 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 (R.D.)

According to 2011 data from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, median total cash compensation for RDs was $59,300 annually.  Salaries increase with years of experience and RDs in management and business earn incomes of $85,000 to $88,000.   Learn more at

People are more interested in health and nutrition than ever before, which translates into endless career opportunities for dietitians.  Listed below are some of the employment possibilities:


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


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


VU 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.

Learn more about the courses required for this major.

For more information about this major, please contact Professor Lou Ann Lindsey at 812.888.5304 or