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Career Options

Why Dietetics? A career in Dietetics is a good choice if you:

  • Are interested in the relationship of nutrition to health
  • Want the opportunity to help others
  • Want to be part of a health care team
  • Enjoy a diverse work environment
  • Are interested in food, health promotion, disease prevention, and health care

When a student chooses a major in college, very often the question, "What can I do with this major?" arises. The scope of practice of dietetics is broad, enabling program graduates to pursue careers in many areas. Registered Dietitians are employed in:

  • Hospitals, outpatient centers, home care agencies, long-term care facilities and other health care institutions providing medical nutrition therapy and education, and/or managing food service systems
  • Sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs providing nutrition education and counseling
  • Food and nutrition-related businesses and industries working in consumer affairs or product development
  • Private practice providing services to food service companies, counseling individual clients, and/or consulting to a broad array of institutions and businesses
  • Community and public health setting s advising the public on ways to develop healthy eating habits
  • Sales positions in health related businesses such as pharmaceutical companies and medical supply companies
  • Universities, medical centers, or pharmaceutical companies teaching or participating in research

Positions held by program graduates from the University of Connecticut:

  • Sales Associate, Novartis Pharmaceuticals (CT)
  • Regional Nutrition Manager, Apria Health Care (CT)
  • Bariatric Obesity Dietitian Specialist, Saints' Memorial Hospital (MA)
  • Corporate Dietitian, Subway (CT)
  • Ambulatory Care Dietitian, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CT)
  • Clinical Dietitian, Bacchus Hospital (CT)
  • Pediatric Dietitian, The Children's' Hospital of Philadelphia (PA)
  • Team Dietitian, New England Patriots (MA)
  • Resident Dietitian, Chartwells Newton Public Schools (CT)
  • Director, Town of Vernon School Food Service (CT)
  • Pediatric Dietitian, Baystate Medical Center (MA)
  • Renal Dietitian, Brookline Davita Dialysis (MA)
  • School System Nutrition Educator, "Eat Right Now" Program (PA)

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There has consistently been a high demand for graduates of the DGS Program and job opportunities are expected to remain excellent.

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Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agricutlture and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
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