The UIW Nutrition Program strives to provide responsive, individualized attention to develop students in a multicultural, socially cohesive environment in order to create a better future through food and nutrition.
The Mission of the University of the Incarnate Word Nutrition Program is to prepare professionals committed to providing nutrition and dietetic services to improve the health and well-being of individuals and groups. The program emphasizes the importance of scientific and evidence-based practice, ethical decision-making, and understanding of social justice issues including regional through global ecological dimensions of food and nutrition.
The Undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics track prepares students for successful entry into entry-level food and nutrition careers. We are committed to providing an educational environment that promotes collaboration, teamwork, and development of leadership rooted in values of social justice.
The Undergraduate Nutrition Science track prepares students for successful entry into graduate programs and professional programs such as medicine, physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, and optometry.
The Graduate Nutrition Program engages students in learning, research and discovery, and service to address human needs by promoting nutrition for well-being across the life-span of individuals, families and communities while embracing evidence and ethical-values-based decision-making.
The Didactic Program in Dietetics prepares students for successful entry into dietetic internships to meet the needs of the region.
The Nutrition Program at the University of the Incarnate Word integrates the study of biology, chemistry, behavioral sciences, and business into various areas of nutrition, including food preparation, food service, nutrition programming, nutrition education, and nutrition therapy.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the employment of dietitians to increase by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average growth for all occupations. This is due to an increasing emphasis on disease prevention through improving dietary habits. Graduates of the University of the Incarnate Word Nutrition programs have been primarily placed in positions related to food and nutrition in San Antonio, Texas. The majority of our graduates either obtain placement in a dietetic internship or pursue graduate education after receiving their bachelor’s degree.
Graduates of the University of the Incarnate Word Nutrition Program are employed in the following areas: health care, food service management, food industry, community nutrition programs and governmental agencies, private practice, wellness, sales, research, and media communications.
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