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Dr. Jeannette Davidson
Department Chair

The Degree
Bradley’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in Foods and Nutrition.

Dietetics concentration
The concentration provides students with the necessary academic preparation necessary to apply to dietetics internships and become registered dietitians. Registered dieticians work as accredited professionals in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, education and research, food and nutrition management, consultation and business. They are regarded as the experts in nutrition and dietetics. After completing an undergraduate program, students must successfully complete a dietetic internship to become a registered dietician.

Accreditation status
Students, who select the Dietetics concentration, are enrolled in the Didactic Program in Dietetics. The Didactic Program in Dietetics at Bradley University has maintained recognition of excellence by the Commission on Dietetics Accreditation (CADE), of the American Dietetic Association, since 1966.

Foods and Nutrition concentration
The Foods and Nutrition concentration is for the student who wants to study food and nutrition but does not want to become a registered dietitian. This concentration will not allow the student to apply to dietetic internships or become a registered dietitian.

This concentration combines the student’s interest in foods and nutrition with other areas of interest and allows the student to individualize their program of study. A minor is required with this concentration. Students can select their minor to support their special interests, such as health professions, government feeding programs, health and fitness centers and the food industry.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is pleased to announce that two freshmen will be chosen to become either the “Mildred Arnold Scholar” or the “C.C. Wheeler Scholar” with an accompanying annual scholarship of $4,000. These scholarships are renewed annually for up to four years providing the student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.00 and completes the scholarship requirements. Only students who have applied to Bradley University’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences each year by February 1 and have completed the scholarship application will receive full consideration for these prestigious awards.

Opportunities at Bradley
Outside of the classroom, Bradley Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition majors enjoy many cocurricular and cooperative learning experiences including:

  • An off-site study in Europe, Chicago, and New York
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society
  • Bradley Student Dietetic Association
  • Bradley Hospitality Association