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Learn how to help people use food and nutrition to promote health and well-being, as well as manage disease and optimize quality of life.
The nutrition program prepares you for careers in clinical dietetics, nutrition counseling, community health, food service management, fitness and wellness, and related areas.
Our program also provides you with a strong foundation in sciences, technology and information literacy. It includes many of the science courses required by most medical programs. By completing additional course work you can combine this major with a pre-medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapist, physician’s assistant or pre-pharmacy program.
Located in a small city surrounded by Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, there are numerous locations within walking distance for experiential learning opportunities.
The Nutrition Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), which is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) accreditation agency. This means that our graduates are qualified to take the nationwide registration examination for dietetic technicians, or to apply for dietetic internships, which is the next step in becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist.
If you would like to find out more about the nutrition program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Jorunn Gran-Henriksen, Nutrition Program Director and Chair
Office: Hawkins Hall 100A
Phone: (518) 564-4247
Fax: (518) 564-3100