About This Degree
Estimated Program Length
Vincennes University's NUTRITION & DIETETICS program prepares students with the opportunity to complete the first two years of study leading to the Associate in Science Degree. Graduates are well prepared to transfer successfully to a four-year school where they can fulfill the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (R.D.N.)
According to current data from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, median total cash compensation for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists with one or more years of experience is $65,000 annually. Salaries increase with years of experience and RDNs in management and business earn incomes of $85,000 or more.
This program allows students to begin study in family and consumer sciences with an emphasis in NUTRITION & DIETETICS. Career options and employment opportunities for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are diverse and can be in traditional settings, such as healthcare, or in less traditional settings, such as with sports teams and fitness centers.
People are more interested in nutrition and wellness than ever before, which translates into endless career opportunities for dietitians. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment in the field of NUTRITION & DIETETICS is expected to grow 15% (much faster than average) from 2016 to 2026. Listed below are some of the employment possibilities:
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (R.D. or R.D.N.)
- Director of Food & Nutrition Services
- Nutrition Consultant
- Nutrition Educator
- WIC Nutritionist
- Public Health Nutritionist
- Nutrition Specialist (Diabetes, Pediatric, Renal)
- Hospitals & Nursing Facilities
- Sports Teams & Fitness Clinics
- Health & Wellness Centers
- Private Practice, Consultation
- Educational Institutions
- Government Agencies
- Restaurant Management
- Food-related Business & Industries
- Sales, Marketing, & Public Relations
THE VU ADVANTAGE
Vincennes University is Indiana’s First College and continues to be Indiana’s most affordable residential college. At VU you will be given individual attention and have the advantage of small classes and labs. Vincennes University has a long history of successful graduates in NUTRITION & DIETETICS.
WHAT DO OUR GRADUATES SAY?
"The knowledge I gained at Vincennes University provided a solid foundation to further my education in becoming a Clinical Dietitian. The faculty in Vincennes University’s Family and Consumer Sciences department take the time to listen and assist you in preparing for a career. My current job is beyond anything I expected to obtain when I started the program at VU." – Laurie Patterson, RDN, LD ‘13