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Nutrition and Dietetics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Dietetics may supervise the activities of a department providing quantity food services, counseling individuals, or conducting nutritional research. They help to prevent and treat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and recommending dietary modifications. 

Major areas of practice include clinical, community, management, and consultant dietetics. Dietitians and nutritionists need at least a bachelor’s degree. Students interested in research, advanced clinical positions, or public health may need an advanced degree.

The Nutrition and Dietetics program at The University of New Mexico is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). 

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of New Mexico Didactic Program in Dietetics is to prepare graduates to successfully enter an ACEND Accredited Dietetic Internship, graduate program, or a professional career in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Methods in Nutrition Education 
  • Management in Dietetics
  • Energy Nutrients in Human Nutrition 
  • Microbiology tor Health Sciences and Non-Majors 
  • Organic Chemistry 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Following graduation, students will need additional training via a dietetic internship to become eligible for status as a registered dietitian. Contact the program office for information on the UNM Dietetic Internship. 
  • In order to be competitive for a dietetic internship, it is recommended that undergraduate students maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4 and have work experience in an area related to nutrition and dietetics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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