Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics – undergraduate education providing academic qualifications for eligibility to apply for a dietetic internship. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition - undergraduate education that offers appropriate preparation for further study in the science of nutrition and health-related fields, particularly public health, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, physician assistant, nutrition, and nutrition research. All students participate in undergraduate research presented at the University of Kentucky Showcase of Undergraduate Research.


  • Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) – undergraduate education plus a pre-professional practice program leading to a BS in Dietetics and eligibility to write for the registration exam for dietitians. The program requires a CPD application and interview process in February of the sophomore year. Students meet DPD requirements and receive 1200+ supervised practice hours of professional experience.
  • Dietetic Internship (DI) – a pre-professional practice program leading to eligibility to write for the registration exam for dietitians. The program requires acceptance through the DICAS February match and admittance into graduate school the Spring Semester following the year of the DICAS match.

New! Certificate


  • Coming Soon! Hunger Studies Minor - as part of an 18-credit hour core minor, interested students will take DHN 318: Hunger, Food Behavior, and the Environment (3 credit hours); DHN 320: Experiential Learning in Hunger Studies (3 credit hours); and DHN 420: Seminar in Hunger Studies (1 credit hour). The remaining 11 credit hours will be taken from courses offered across multiple disciplines. The cross-disciplinary nature of the minor will provide students with a breadth of knowledge to support their professional development, community engagement, and critical-thinking skills, along with preparation for their profession or graduate studies. The minor can be completed as part of a four-year degree program in dietetics or human nutrition.

Graduate Program

  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Systems - new graduate education leading to a MS in Nutrition and Food Systems and replacing the MS in Hospitality and Dietetics Administration. The core is intended to emphasize the impacts of food systems and diet on human health while exploring strategies to reduce the risk of chronic disease among individuals and communities. 
The DPD, CPD, and DI programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The Human Nutrition and DPD undergraduate program are accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Faculty and staff also support and participate in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Kentucky Dietetic Association, Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Kentucky Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association, and Phi Upsilon Omicron.
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