This major teaches you how nutrients affect the body at a biochemical level. Learn how fats, proteins and carbohydrates help the body thrive. Gain an understanding of how vitamins and minerals are essential to the body’s biochemical processes. Acquire skills to plan hospital menus and advise doctors about the nutritional needs of patients. Learn teaching strategies to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables or to improve job skills in food service employees.
The pass rate for University of Idaho graduates taking the registered dietitian exam exceeds the national average.
More than half of all dietitians work in hospitals, nursing homes, and physician's offices and clinics.
In class, learn the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Study the process of digestion. Explore the roles microscopic organisms play in breaking down food in our stomachs and intestines.
In your junior year, learn how to supervise employees, feed groups of people, balance budgets and analyze nutritional research. Explore the reasons for nutrition-related diseases. During your senior year, take classes and do supervised practice in Spokane, Wash.
All seniors are required to complete a three-part supervised practicum.