Learn to apply this knowledge to advise clients about their diets, help children eat healthier foods, or create nutrition plans for hospitals, nursing homes, and other clinical environments in the University of Idaho College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dietetics program.

B.S. Food & Nutrition: Dietetics

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Improving Human Nutrition

The human body is a complex machine. In this program, you will investigate the nutritional needs of the body and examine the role of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates in the body’s biochemical process. Students who complete this program are eligible for the Registered Dietitian (R.D.) exam to practice as a licensed dietician.

Fast Facts

  • Classes in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane
  • Our graduates’ pass rates for the registered dietitian exam exceed the national average
  • Work full-time for a hospital health care team
  • Shadow a registered dietician
  • Work as a diet aid or volunteer in a food-related operation
  • Clinical Dietician
  • Community Dietician
  • Management Dietician


Potential salary is based
upon national averages.
Job Placement


of graduates earn a job in their field after college.
Degree Roadmap
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Food and Nutrition: Dietetics, we recommend you:
  • take biology courses
  • practice eating a healthy diet
  • develop leadership skills in student office
Lab Fees


Approximate lab fees for required courses. Includes supervised practice/placement fees.
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
Get Involved
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Hands-on Learning
  • Study abroad in India, Taiwan, or Mexico
  • Complete a senior-year practicum in Spokane, WA
  • Work with community organizations
  • Work for hospital health care team
  • Assist with faculty grant-funded research
Internships Supervised clinical practice hours are arranged with numerous health care facilities in the Coeur d'Alene and Boise Areas.
  • Food and Nutrition Club
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Club
  • Phi Upsilon Omicron