The Nutrition and Hospitality Management Program is designed for students who possess a strong interest in the sociological, psychological, physiological, and economical aspects of food as it relates to nutritional status and world hunger. The program provides a broad education in the science of nutrition and preparation of food as related to lifestyles, cultures, and health.
The two options within the Nutrition and Hospitality Management program are General Dietetics and Hospitality Management. The General Dietetics option is approved as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and qualifies the student for admission to an accredited Dietetic Internship or an Approved Pre-professional Practice Program (AP4) to become a registered dietitian. The DPD Program is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of The American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Suite 2000, Illinois 60606-6995; Phone Number (312) 899-4875. In addition, the curriculum offers excellent training to meet the demands of private industry, hospitals, government, educational institutions, hotels/motels, and restaurants.
The objectives of the program in Nutrition and Hospitality Management are to:
Prepare nutrition professionals with the necessary credentials to meet the needs of industry, government, education, medical facilities and graduate study;
Prepare students to successfully compete for accredited dietetic internships or approved pre-professional practice programs;
Provide nutrition resource information to consumers;
Prepare managers to meet the needs of the food and lodging industry;
Conduct basic and applied research to increase the students’ knowledge base in Nutrition and Hospitality Management.