Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
The Dietetics option is an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics. Completion of this program enables students to apply to dietetics supervised practice programs to become registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN).
SFNE is appropriate for students who plan on entering medicine or a related health field; the program meets the academic requirements for most graduate and professional programs in health science areas.
HNFE offers three tracks to earn a master's or doctoral degree: Behavioral and Community Science, Clinical Physiology and Metabolism, or Molecular and Cellular Science.
Our internship program, which offers two distinct locations in Blacksburg and Northern Virginia, provides interns the variety and depth of experiences needed to work in different dietetics practice settings. The program builds on the unique experiences and interests of each intern and provides solid preparation in all areas of dietetics. The leadership and professional development emphasis enables graduates to enter the field ready to influence the workplace, profession, and food and nutrition policy. Interns benefit from the varied experiences and skills of two directors overseeing the two separate locations.
Our service to the university community, offered during the fall and spring semesters, provides clients with the knowledge, resources, and skills to successfully develop and maintain healthy lifestyles.