Department of Nutrition
The primary mission of the Lipscomb University Didactic Program in Dietetics is to provide you with a high quality undergraduate educational experience in a Christian environment which prepares graduates for acceptance into internships and/or careers in dietetics. The curriculum is designed to provide for the development of the Foundation Knowledge and Skills established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) for Entry-Level Dietitians. Upon completion of our program, you will have the necessary knowledge and skills required for quality performance as a dietetic intern and/or professional.
Career Opportunities in Dietetics
Opportunities for employment in the field of dietetics exist in areas such as community nutrition, clinical nutrition, food marketing, food systems management, education, wellness centers, sports nutrition, research and consultation. Lipscomb has a Didactic Program in Dietetics approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students who seek to become Registered Dietitians must complete a 1200-hour pre-professional practice experience in an AND-approved program beyond graduation from Lipscomb. Lipscomb also has an accredited internship program, but admission to this program is separate from the regular undergraduate program, and is competitive with graduates from other institutions. Please refer to the Special Programs pages on this website for information regarding the Dietetic Internship. Questions about the undergraduate nutrition program may be directed to Nancy Hunt, the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Lipscomb.
Student Dietetics Association
Lipscomb has an active student dietetics association. The organization serves to assist members in becoming more professionally active in the field of dietetics, as well as increasing their awareness of opportunities and events related to the profession that may be occurring either locally or nationally. The SDA also conducts a number of service projects each year in an effort to make others more aware of issues related to nutrition.