Program Description


Our accredited nutrition and dietetics major prepares you for careers in medical nutrition, nutrition counseling and community health.

As a nutrition and dietetics major at Messiah College, you will learn how to apply scientific principles, communication techniques and management strategies to improve the nutritional health of individuals and communities. Messiah College is one of the few Christian colleges to offer a dietetics curriculum that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE). Nutrition and dietetics students participate in service learning opportunities in the community, as well as hands-on experiences in on campus labs. Our nutrition and dietetics graduates are well prepared to compete for positions in CADE-accredited dietetic internships or graduate school, or to obtain jobs as public health nutrition counselors, dietetic technicians or food service managers.

About Messiah College

Messiah College is a nationally ranked, private Christian college with a student body of 3,305 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Messiah is just 12 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg. The College was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church. Today, the College’s faith base is broadly evangelical and includes students and employees from a variety of denominations and Christian faith traditions. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.