colorful fruits & vegetables on forks - Dietetics Coordinated Program + MS in Health Promotion Sciences - supervised practice for licensure while earning a Master's
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Coordinated Program Careers Information

When considering a degree program, you might wonder, "What can I do with this degree?" after graduation. Dietetics offers you a broad spectrum of career opportunities, giving you the option to pursue many different areas. Among other settings, 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

A sample of positions held by program graduates from the UConn's Dietetics programs:

  • Clinical Nutrition Managers - Hartford Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital, Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Shop-Rite Supermarket RDNs
  • Outcomes researcher - Yale/NHHH Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
  • School Food service Directors
  • Dietitians in Community Health Centers
  • Employed by Wellness Coaches USA working at Bloomberg LP
  • Bariatric Dietitian, Hartford Hospital
  • Corporate Dietitian, Subway
  • Oncology Dietitian
  • Renal Dietitian
  • Clinical dietitians in hospitals and long-term care facilities
  • Sports dietitian for Columbia University
  • Bureau Chief - Health/Nutrition & Family Services, Connecticut Department of Education
  • Research Dietitian
  • Continued onto PhD program and now conducting research for private companies and/or holding tenure-track faculty positions at colleges and universities