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Food and Nutrition at USI

The mission of USI's Food and Nutrition program is supported by the following goals:

The graduate at the completion of the program will be able to:

        • evaluate the role of nutrition in optimizing health throughout the lifecycle and respond to harmful nutrition practices.
        • demonstrate knowledge of nutrition as it applies to food service, dietetics and wellness.
        • demonstrate the knowledge and ability to apply management principles to nutrition and food service.
        • present and evaluate food and nutrition education programs to a variety of audiences.
        • assess the role that behavior, economics, and dietary supplements have on planning and eating healthy diets.
        • demonstrate basic food preparation and presentation skills.
        • apply food science knowledge.
        • demonstrate problem-solving skills in food service, dietetics and wellness.


The University of Southern Indiana is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Information for Out-of-State Students

Are you an out-of-state student interested in pursuing the Dietetics Specialty at USI or determining if the Dietetics Program meets individual state requirements for employment? Check your eligibility.

The Dietetics Program is limited to working with certain states in the U.S. only. Moving into a state not recognized by the Dietetics Program will lead to inability to continue in your coursework. The exception to this is active military status.

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Sylvia Crowder, PhD, RDN

At Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, Sylvia conducts research to investigate relationships among dietary patterns, eating behaviors, nutritional status, and patient-centered survivorship outcomes in cancer survivors. Sylvia stated when talking about her experience at USI that it, "made me competitive when applying for Dietetic Internships." Read about Sylvia on the Alumni Spotlight page.