Earn a Dietetics Degree Online at FLCC

If you’re interested in helping others lead healthy lives, a dietetics degree can help you get there. It can also help you develop a career in health care, food service or public health nutrition, whether you want to work with people one-on-one or within a team.

Dietetics is an interdisciplinary field that incorporates the science of biology, nutrition and foods to improve the health of individuals. Whether you are administering medical nutrition therapy in a hospital, consulting with an organization’s management, directing a food service operation or providing community health services, a dietetics degree can give you the foundation you need to succeed in this rewarding and challenging profession.

A bachelor’s degree in dietetics prepares you to apply for a dietetic internship and pass the national dietitian exam, which will allow you to become a registered dietitian (RD). You can choose from a variety of degrees and concentrations and pursue graduate study in areas such as nutritional biochemistry, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy or veterinary medicine.

Earn a Dietetics Bachelor’s Degree Online at FLCC

Our dietetics bachelor’s degree program offers you a unique education in the sciences of human nutrition and food. You’ll take courses in biology, nutrition, biochemistry and food safety to learn how to prevent disease and promote good health through proper dietary practices.

Your coursework will also equip you with the skills necessary to communicate about your field of expertise. You’ll learn how to assess and interpret nutritional information, evaluate the reliability of claims and use these tools to make recommendations to meet an individual’s needs.

You’ll be guided by faculty members who are registered dietitians with experience in a wide range of disciplines, including nutrition and human metabolism, nutrition assessment and clinical nutrition. You’ll also learn how to integrate new technologies into your work, preparing you for a successful future in this rapidly changing industry.

The Didactic Program in Dietetics at UDC is the first step toward becoming a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You’ll take 15 core courses on campus or via distance learning, then complete a Dietetic Internship, which is the supervised practice required to qualify you to sit for the national registration examination.

Our Didactic Program in Dietetics is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). This accreditation means that your education meets or exceeds all of the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

In 2024, the degree requirement for eligibility to take the National Registration Examination for Dietitians will be elevated from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree. This change will benefit those who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and are applying for supervised practice programs that require a graduate degree to fulfill the eligibility requirements.

SUNY Oneonta’s online dietetics degree helps you meet all of the course and supervised experiential learning requirements to sit for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credentialing exam. Our supervised practice internships are accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, making it easier to complete your training.