One degree…35+ professional opportunities.
When you study the science of nutrition at Cedar Crest College, you are laying the groundwork for a wide variety of rewarding career options. Graduates of our nutrition program are currently employed at some of the area’s most well-respected health care facilities and organizations, including St. Luke's Hospital, Lehigh Valley Hospital/Pediatrics, Advantage Nutrition, Aetna, Lehigh University and the U.S. Veterans Administration.
Our Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)—your first step in becoming a registered dietitian—has earned the highest level of accreditation available to an undergraduate nutrition program. The experiential learning opportunities that are the hallmark of this program will help put you a step ahead of the competition when you enter the job market.
Take the first step toward an exciting and rewarding career in the field of nutrition.
Specialty Careers in Nutrition
Qualified dietitians are very much in demand in the following specializations, to name a few:
- Public health/community nutrition
- Clinical nutrition
- Behavioral health nutrition
- Environmental nutrition
- Many more positions in both governmental and private sector organizations
The Cedar Crest College Advantage
The highest level of accreditation
Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
An easier track to becoming a registered dietitian
The bachelor’s degree in nutrition at Cedar Crest prepares students for the next step in becoming an R.D.—a dietetic internship. Even better, after earning your B.S. here, you’re guaranteed one of our internships as long as you meet program requirements. As for passing the R.D. exam, students who completed all of their nutrition studies at our college have a pass rate on this exam that exceeds the national CADE requirements.
A college committed to health and wellness
“Health and wellness” is one of the five guiding principles of the College, as outlined in our strategic plan. This means more opportunities for you to put your nutrition knowledge into action at events such as our annual health and wellness conference.
Valuable real-world experiences
Our Allen Center for Nutrition, which offers outreach programs throughout the Lehigh Valley, provides students with a variety of civic engagement opportunities. As part of your studies, you will provide valuable nutrition services in the community, while networking with local employers.
A respected name in nutrition education
Our students and faculty regularly present their research at local, state and national conferences. In addition, surveys indicate that internship directors and employers are impressed with the preparedness of Cedar Crest nutrition graduates.
In concert with the philosophy of Cedar Crest College and the Standards of Practice (ADA), the nutrition program is committed to developing competent dietetic professionals who serve the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition and act with integrity and respect for differences.