Dietetics Program Description
The Department of Family, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (FNES) of Queens College of The City University of New York offers a Didactic Program in Dietetics specialization through the undergraduate program in Family and Consumer Sciences. This program is based on The Standards of Education of The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), The Standards of Practice of The American Dietetic Association along with the goals of the FNES Department.
The curriculum consists of 24 classes (79 credits) including biology, chemistry, psychology, nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, food service management and family and consumer science courses. Upon completion of the curriculum and earning a bachelor’s degree (B.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences) students will be eligible to start a CADE approved Dietetic Internship for which they have applied and been accepted into.
The Didactic Program in Dietetics was reaccredited on November 5, 2010. by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606 (phone# (312) 899-5400). The program is also accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
The mission of the Family Nutrition and Exercise Sciences department is to prepare individuals to: assume leadership roles in family and consumer sciences; to create new knowledge through research and in-depth study of the respective disciplines; and to apply current knowledge to enhance the health and well being of individuals, families, and communities in an increasingly global society.