Nutrition Majors and Minors

Majors: Bachelor of Science

The Dietetics major is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It offers opportunities for employment in community nutrition, clinical nutrition, food marketing, food systems management and education. Upon completion of the program, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills required for quality performance as a dietetic intern and professional.

Course numbers are currently being updated to coordinate with the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  For required major courses, please refer to the most recent course catalog.

Nutrition Minors

What is a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)?

  • An academic program in a US regionally accredited college or university culminate in a minimum of a baccalaureate degree.
  • It provides a curriculum that meets the Foundation Knowledge and Skills for Entry-Level Dietitians and the Standards of Education.
  • Enables graduates to apply for a supervised practice program or internship leading to eligibility to write the registration exam for dietitians and /or apply for membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.).  For more information on becoming a Registered Dietitian, click here.

Upon completion of the courses required for the dietetics major and all other graduation requirements of Lipscomb University, all students will be issued a verification statement. A verification statement does not guarantee admission to a post graduate internship but it is required for the student to be eligible to apply.  For a sample degree plan, click here.

For more information about The Lipscomb Dietetics Program, contact: Nancy Hunt, MS, MEd, RD, DPD Program Director at 615.966-5767, or 800.333.4348, x. 5767, or by email at

 Program Goals

  1. Graduates of the program will be qualified for acceptance into a dietetic internship program.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate competency in the Foundation Knowledge and Skills set forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for Entry-Level practice.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate integrity that meets or exceeds the expectations of the internship directors and employers. 
  4. The program will prepare graduates to demonstrate a commitment to community service
  5. To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the education process on a continuous basis.