Department Chair: Dr. Detri Brech
The Nutrition and Dietetics Program at Ouachita Baptist University is a Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) and has been granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a specialized accreditation body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education. The Program is designed for students wishing to pursue careers as registered dietitians and is the first step in that process. Additionally, the Program enables students to acquire the essential knowledge, skills and dispositions in this academic discipline for successful careers, advanced studies, and student leadership. Through excellence in teaching, research, and service, the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students to meet the changing needs of individuals, consumers, and communities.
The dietetics program includes classes in human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition science, and medical nutrition therapy. The Program provides students with expertise in human nutrition, food systems management, diet therapy, community nutrition, and experimental methods in food science. The following are research papers and presentation materials submitted by students in the above classes.