Dietitian Assistant Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals to assist registered dietitians in planning, preparing, and serving meals to individuals with specific dietary needs.

Includes instruction in equipment use, food preparation, diet regulations, food handling, safety and sanitary standards and administrative techniques and procedures.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Dietitian Assistant Major?

As a Dietitian Assistant, under the supervision of a dietician and/or nutritionist, you support patient health and well-being through meal planning and proper nutrition.


Job opportunities for dietitian assistants are very likely in the future as opportunities in this career subsector are expected to see a four to six percent (4-6%) growth 2019-2029.


A high school diploma or equivalent is generally the minimum educational requirement to enter this career area.  Dietitian assistants should be very familiar with principles of nutrition and dietetics, along with how proper nutrition can support patient outcomes and general well-being.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Dietitian Assistant Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



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