Stephen F. Austin State University

Food, Nutrition and Dietetics

What is Food Nutrition and Dietetics?

The study of food, nutrition and dietetics offers you entry to a dynamic profession with a myriad of opportunities. Nutrition experts will fill the increasing demand for dietetic professionals. As society embraces healthy eating and preventive illness education, the demand for dietetics personnel increases. SFA's food, nutrition and dietetics program enables motivated students to help fill that need.

The registered dietitian is the nutrition and food expert. To become a part of the growing and vital profession of dietetics, take the following steps:

  1. Complete a baccalaureate didactic degree program that is accredited by the American Dietetic Association such as the program in the School of Human Sciences at Stephen F. Austin State University.
  2. Acquire supervised practice experience by competing for and successfully completing an Accredited Dietetic Internship.
  3. Pass the Registration Examination for Dietitians (RD).

For information regarding the SFA DIETETIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM click here or contact Dr. O'Dwyer at

What Can I Do With This Major?

Check out some of the cool things you can do with this major - click here!

Degree Plan (please see bulletin):

Degree plan link: Food Nutrition and Dietetics Degree Plan

* The Didactic Program in Dietetics at Stephen F. Austin State University is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60606-6955, (312) 899-5400

Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics Faculty

FND Faculty 2017