Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University offers several area of emphasis for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Students have the option to take curriculum that prepares them for a dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian or students can focus on nutrition and culinary arts. Graduates of the program have become registered dieticians, culinarians, nutritionists, and much more!

What is a Registered Dietician? Registered Dietitians (RDs) are food and nutrition experts who are dedicated to improving lives through nutrition. RDs use their nutrition expertise to help individuals and groups make lifestyle changes to both prevent and treat nutrition related illnesses. Translating the science of nutrition into solutions for healthy living, RDs are equipped with the knowledge to impact lives.


The Program in Nutrition and Dietetics will provide students with:

  • A path for those interested in becoming a registered dietitians (RD).
  • A path for those interested in becoming a nutritionist or culinarian (Non-RD Option).
  • Our curriculum is unique in offering courses such as, "Hot Topics in Nutrition" and "Ethnic Meal Management" and a curricular thread in sustainable food systems.
  • A solid foundation in food and nutritional science.
  • One of the only programs in the country to offer a bachelor of science in nutrition and dietetics with a special emphasis in culinary arts.



Curricular Concentrations and Areas of Emphasis:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nutrition and Dietetics (Traditional)
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification, pathway for students who already hold a bachelor's degree in another field. The department offers verification with special emphasis in the following programs: Culinary Arts, Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship. For more information click here.

 To view all curricular concentrations, please click here.