Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics
The Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics (FND) major at Illinois State University offers two sequences: Dietetics and Food and Beverage Management.
The Dietetics option is an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and provides the first step in becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (R.D.N.).
NOTICE: Effective 1/1/2024, a master's degree will be required to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration RDN credentialing exam.
The Food and Beverage Management option prepares graduates for careers in the growing food industry. The trend of consumers eating more and more meals away from home and spending money on prepared foods continues to grow. Trained and qualified managers are needed wherever food is served to the public.
The minimum GPA for admission into FND is 3.00 for Dietetics; 2.50 for Food and Beverage Management. Admission to the dietetics option is highly competitive. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission into the program. Admission decisions are based not only on the cumulative GPA of the applicant, but on the quality of the overall pool of applications, and the number of seats available in the department for students. Students will receive a decision letter regarding their application either before or during advanced registration.