Nutritional Sciences

Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the home of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Howard University. The Department of Nutritional Sciences is a part of the Division of Allied Health Sciences which is located in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. The Department provides challenging educational programs for our students. The curricula allow students to complete the general education and basic science courses in the first two years. During the last two years, students, along with their advisors, select courses which prepare them to become dietitians or nutritionists. The Bachelor of Science degree is offered with emphases in Community Nutrition, Pre-dentistry, Pre-medicine, and the fully accredited Coordinated Program in Dietetics. The Dietetics emphasis prepares students to take the examination to become registered dietitians who provide both preventative nutritional care and medical nutrition therapy in acute care settings, extended care facilities, wellness and sport arenas, or in school and community settings. The Department also offers a three or more semester verification program for individuals to complete the practicum requirement for dietetic registration.

Graduates of the Nutritional Sciences programs explore an array of challenging and growing career paths. Many students use the foundation provided at the Bachelor's level to prepare for further graduate or professional study in nutrition, as well as careers in medicine and dentistry. Students graduating with the bachelor's degree can pursue the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Nutritional Sciences offered in the Department. Many of our graduates are employed as health care providers, researchers, educators, policy makers and administrators locally, nationally and internationally.


About the Department

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is a part of the Division of Allied Health Sciences which is located in the College of, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. The Department provides challenging educational programs for our students.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences. The course of study provides a basic core for all students in the program and yet offers flexibility for pursuing career goals. The curriculum allows students to complete the general education and basic science courses in the first two years. During the last two years, students, along with their advisors, select courses, which prepare them to become dietitians or nutritionist. The Bachelor of Science is Degree is offered with emphases in Community Nutrition, Human Nutrition and Food, and the fully accredited Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics. The department also offers a three semester verification program for individuals to complete the practicum requirement for dietetic registration. More than three semesters may be needed to complete the verification program if the student needs to take additional courses.

Many students use this foundation at the Bachelor's level to prepare for further graduate / professional study in nutrition, medicine and dentistry. Many of our graduates are employed as health care providers, researchers, educators, policy makers and administrators locally, nationally and internationally.


Accreditation

The Coordinated Dietetics Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).