The undergraduate degree program in human nutrition provides graduates with the foundation, knowledge, and skills needed for entry level positions in nutrition or food systems management; graduate study in nutrition; or acceptance into supervised practice (internship) experiences.
Students completing Winthrop University's Didactic Program in Dietetic meet or exceed the minimum academic requirements of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation Association and the United States Department of Education.
Students are prepared to work as entry-level dietitians after completing an accredited internship. ACEND Didactic Program in Dietetics verification from Winthrop University requires completion of the BS degree in Human Nutrition with a minimum grade of C- in all NUTR courses completed at Winthrop and a cumulative grade point average greater than or equal to 3.0 in all NUTR courses.
At least 32 semester hours of NUTR courses above the 299 level must be completed at Winthrop University. A maximum of 12 hours of NUTR-equivalent courses above the 199 level may be transferred into the major from another accredited institution with approval from the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics.