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Food and Nutritional - Dietetics, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Bluffton, IN, United States
Being a Food and Nutritional - Dietetics student at Bluffton University means taking a challenging curriculum in which you'll learn the scientific foundation knowledge and skills that prepare you for a dietetic internship. All of our students receive practical experience in hospitals and the community while at Bluffton. 
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Overview

Dietetics is a profession concerned with the science and practice of human nutritional care. A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is an allied medical professional who puts into practice the science and art of food and nutrition in the service of people, individuals, families and communities. In Ohio, a registered dietitian must also be a licensed dietitian (LD).

Career

The first step in becoming a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist is to complete a baccalaureate degree in an accredited dietetics curriculum, which Bluffton provides.

After graduation from a Food and Nutritional - Dietetics program at Bluffton University, a dietetic internship is required.  You are eligible to apply for an accredited internship program during your senior year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadline for submitting your application is two weeks prior to the intended first day of class. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Science
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Lifecycle Nutrition
  • Physical  and Nutritional Assessment 
  • Nutrition Education and Communication 
  • Obesity Research and Sports Nutrition 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online application
    • Official English assessment
    • Official academic records
    • Two teacher recommendations
    • Proof of financial support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33952 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33952 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bluffton

  • 910 - 1480 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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