Welcome to Marshall Dietetics!

Our Department of Dietetics has relocated to the downtown Huntington’s Kitchen location as of January 2016. Watch our YouTube video to find out more.

Dietetics is a creative and challenging profession which relates food intake to nutritional well-being. Dietetics is the science and art of applying the principles of food and nutrition to health. It’s a vital, growing profession with many career possibilities. Marshall provides the opportunity to obtain all requirements needed to become a successful entry-level registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Our department offers an undergraduate degree in dietetics, as well as combined Master’s Degree/Dietetic Internship programs (on-site and distance programs available). Check out our specific program pages for more details.

Qualities of a Dietetic Student

  • Strong interest in health issues
  • Interest in science, especially chemistry and biology
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Detail-oriented
  • Interest in community goals and endeavors
  • Passion for health and nutrition
  • Able to work individually and in a team

Why Dietetics?

Employment of dietitians is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2026. A rapidly growing population will increase the demand for nutrition counseling in many settings. Many dietitians develop expertise in specialized practice fields such as renal nutrition. Others may attend leadership roles as administrators or educators. Dietitians may plan food and nutrition programs, supervise meal preparation or oversee meal service. They participate in the prevention and treatment of illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and recommending dairy modifications.

Dietitians May Be Employed By:

  • Hospitals
  • Sports Teams
  • Wellness Programs
  • Schools/Universities
  • Community Health Programs
  • Home Health Care Agencies
  • Child Care Facilities
  • Research Organizations
  • Long-term Care Facilities
  • Psychiatric Facilities
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Juvenile Retention Facilities
  • Adult Retention Facilities
  • And Many Others

Have Questions?

Contact the Chair of our Dietetics Department:
Kelli Williams, PhD, RD, LD