Nutrition & Dietetics
Special OpportunitiesThere are many Concordia and career opportunities for students interested in the nutrition and dietetics program. Concordia is unique in its ability to let its dietetic students – like you – “apply theory to practice.”
Many of the classes are hands on, such as the Quantity Food Production course where students plan, purchase and prepare a meal for more than 50 people. You can prepare a poster presentation on an issue related to the nutrition industry to present at a state dietetics convention. Working with your peers on campus is also an option, as nutrition students often work in our Dining Services to learn about food management, volunteer with Meals on Wheels or help at the food pantry.
The Fargo-Moorhead area offers a variety of places for you to participate in cooperative educational opportunities like hospitals, WIC and resource centers. Networking opportunities with health professionals representing new and exciting career options occur each month, opening doors for you in the fast-growing field.
You could also join the Student Dietetic Association, which brings in a monthly speaker, takes part in several campus events, travels to the state convention each year and organizes field trips. Get to know other dietetic students while doing – and learning –what you love.
Our many opportunities for global study can help you apply your nutrition knowledge across the world. In addition, you will have opportunities to attend local and state meetings of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, present research projects, and work with health professionals on and off campus.
Once you become a registered dietitian, you will enter an exciting field of career possibilities including:
• A clinical dietitian in a hospital or research laboratory
• A community dietitian at a public health clinic
• A consultant dietitian in nursing homes
• A dietitian in business to serve as a marketing specialist for food nutrition
• A director of a dietetic department
• Sales representative for equipment, pharmaceutical, or food manufacturers