B.Sc. On Campus

Dietetics and Nutrition

Rochester Institute of Technology

48 months
53720 USD/year
53720 USD/year
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The Dietetics and Nutrition program offered by Rochester Institute of Technology is a challenging curriculum that prepares students to become RDNs and to practice in diverse settings such as hospitals, clinical practices, other health care facilities, universities, government agencies


The Dietetics and Nutrition program offered by Rochester Institute of Technology leads to a BS degree that meets the educational requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

The pre-professional phase (years 1 and 2) involves core courses in science, food science, basic nutrition, mathematics, liberal arts, and business. 

The professional phase (years 3 and 4) includes practicum experiences in various upper-division courses. 

Three cooperative work experiences, including one position in health care food and nutrition services, are a requirement of the major. Students also have the opportunity to acquire a certificate or minor in a variety of content areas, including exercise science. To become credentialed as an RDN students also need to complete an accredited supervised practice after graduation and pass the National Registration Exam for Dietitian Nutritionists.

Program Strengths

RIT/Rochester Regional Health Alliance: RIT is Rochester Regional Health’s official academic affiliate and Rochester Regional is the university’s official affiliated clinical partner. We work together to improve the quality and cost of health care delivery, and to demonstrably improve the health of the people of Western New York and the Finger Lakes. The alliance provides a primary network of health care opportunities for student work experiences (co-ops), practicums, and research.

A successful program with a significant history at RIT. The dietetics and nutrition program originated in 1892 as a food program under RIT’s predecessor, Mechanics Institute.

Our alumni include Dr. Judith Brown, author of a nationally used nutrition text; Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, Distinguished professor at The Pennsylvania State University and winner of several award for research including dietary fats and health benefits of dark chocolate.

Active support and interaction with Rochester nutrition and health care communities provide significant opportunities for experiential learning activities in upper division courses

Faculty with strong teaching and research skills who have won awards for teaching and conducting research. They have presented research at national and international conferences and routinely publish in peer-reviewed science and health journals.

Historical relationship with RIT’s hospitality and tourism management major emphasizes culinary expertise, management, and leadership training, fostering a unique skill set for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


The dietetics and nutrition major is accredited through June 2023 by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Chemistry for Engineers
  • General & Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Contemporary Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Human Resources Development
  • Life Cycle Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


123 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

For all bachelor’s degree programs, a strong performance in a college preparatory program is expected. Generally, this includes 4 years of English, 3-4 years of mathematics, 2-3 years of science, and 3 years of social studies and/or history.

Specific math and science requirements and other recommendations
  • 3 years of math is required.
  • Biology and chemistry required.

Tuition Fee

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    53720 USD/year
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    53720 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 53720 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Rochester

925 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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