The Dietetics program and the faculty of The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at The University of Tennessee, Martin provide students with the foundational knowledge necessary to find a an entry level job in the area of food science, food systems management, nutrition, and dietetics. A career in dietetics means applying scientific knowledge, leading and motivating people, and managing changes daily. Anywhere people gather for socializing, medical treatment, physical fitness, rehabilitation or education, dietetics graduates provide professional services.
Upon completion of the dietetic internship program the student will be eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. This is a national accreditation examination.
- The dietetics program at The University of TN, Martin prides itself on our graduates, our current students, and the solid, long lasting relationships faculty develops with our students.
- The dietetics/nutrition program is accredited by the American Dietetic Association.
- Students majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in foods, nutrition, and dietetics will have the foundation to complete an accredited dietetic internship program and complete a graduate degree in the field.
- Students complete a semester of supervised field experience during their senior year.
- Students in family and consumer sciences have numerous opportunities to participate in travel study programs to enhance their classroom experiences
- Graduates may pursue a master’s degree
- Careers in the Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics area are varied but include:
- nutrition educators in the community
- dietitian assistants in the health care field
- clinical or administrative dietitians
- food service directors
- nutrition consultants
- The Student Dietetic Association is a group for dietetics/nutrition majors or anyone interested in nutrition.
- Any family and consumer sciences student is eligible for membership in Phi Upsilon Omicron (FCS honor society) upon completion of 40 hours of coursework and a GPA of 3.0.
- Nutrition majors are eligible to join The American Dietetic Association as a student member and also The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
- Students studying nutrition will have classes that utilize the up-to-date foods laboratory.
- The students have access to the university cafeteria as a part of their quantity food production lab.
- Classrooms have the latest audio visual equipment (computers, projectors, image capturing equipment, DVD players) to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
- Wireless internet access is available throughout our building.
Faculty members in family and consumer sciences have educational credentials and research interests in their particular specialized fields of teaching.
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Tennessee Martin 340 Gooch Hall
Martin, TN 38238
Chair: Dr. Lisa C. LeBleu