History of BYU Dietetics and Graduating Classes



Dietetics and Nutrition courses have been a staple of BYU programs since the 1920s. Over the next 70 years, students were able to earn a Bachelors of Science in Food Science and had the opportunity to take course work directly related to nutrition and dietetics but were not able to"major" in them. From 1996-1998, Dietetics was transitioned into its own major so that students could earn a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics with Dr. Nora Nyland being selected as the Program Director. We are so grateful for all of the hard work that Dr. Nyland and many others have done to make the Dietetics program the great program that it is.

Here are a couple interesting facts about the Dietetics program:
  • 250 graduates over the last 10 years
  • In 2007, 30 graduates were accepted to 20 different internship programs across the United States

We are also very fortunate to have a NDFS Alumni Network with 215 current members. The alumni network is a great resource for students to reach out to for networking purposes or if you have any questions as it relates to Dietetics. Professor Laura Jefferies maintains the network and you can either email her at laura_jefferies@byu.edu or call
(801) 422-9290 if you have any questions.