Human Nutrition & Dietetic Science (HNDS)

Two Options within the HNDS major

1. Pre-Dietetics/Dietetics Option

The Dietetics Option within the HNDS major emphasizes dietetics sciences with many foundational science courses. This option enables graduates to pursue the registered dietitian credential and work in clinical settings.
The Dietetics Option is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

2. Nutrition Education Option

The Nutrition Education Option within the HNDS major emphasizes nutrition and health science, and instruction. Graduates will be able to provide education to the community and the general public regarding healthy living and healthy eating.

HNDS Major Roadmaps

For previous catalog year roadmaps, please contact Professor Dooley at

To learn more about the HNDS program, contact:

Brigit Dooley, MS, RD, LD (Professor Dooley)
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
College Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetic Science

NMSU - Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND)

Parallel Fields - Broadening Your Expertise

Many minors are available at NMSU compliment the HNDS major. Only a few more classes can enhance your understanding and can prepare you for a unique expertise in the field of nutrition.

Learning more about the field and professions

Professional Organizations

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