An Associate of Sciende degree with an emphasis in Dietetics (science of
food and nutrition) will prepare a student to continue to a four year university to compete a baccalaureate degree in dietetics. Upon completion of the B.S. degree requirements, an accredited dietetic internship, and passing the national credentialing exam, Registered Dietitians (RDs) can work in many settings, including health care facilities such as hospitals and extended care facilities. Dietitians also may be found working in public health settings, such as Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs, food stamp programs, programs for the elderly, non-commercial and/or commercial foodservice operations, or in private practice counseling.