Chair of the Department
Jerrilynn Burrowes, Ph.D.
Phone: 516-299-2762


Good health and nutrition are essential to an individual’s quality of life. In fact, the importance of healthy eating, dietary planning and disease prevention are issues that most people talk about on a daily basis. To meet the demand for qualified nutritionists and registered dietitians, the Department of Nutrition at LIU Post offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in nutrition, including a Dietetic Internship leading to eligibility for the Registered Dietitian examination.

Through the integration of a variety of learning experiences, our program prepares graduates who have a thorough understanding of dietetics theory and practice, and research methodology. Innovative academic opportunities for students help to develop critical and expressive abilities, as well as to provide students with the ability to utilize emerging technologies and to adapt to change. Our challenging but supportive environment fosters personal growth and civic responsibility. In doing so, the program promotes the ability to collaborate with others as well as develop a respect for diverse societies and viewpoints. Our program’s ultimate aim is to prepare students to meet the challenges and rigors of a dietetic internship, and emphasizes life-long learning as a means for dietetics professionals to remain informed and knowledgeable in an evolving profession.  

If you are passionate about nutrition science and you have a desire to educate people on how to live healthier lives through proper nutrition and the importance of healthy lifestyle behaviors, then the LIU Post Department of Nutrition is where you should start.

Mission Statement

How to become a Registered Dietitian

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Undergraduate Programs Dual Degree Graduate Programs
B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics B.S./M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics M.S. in Nutrition
B.S. in Nutrition, Food and Wellness

Dietetic Internship

Dietetic Internship

The DI is affiliated with more than 80 facilities in Long Island and Queens and includes a variety of experiences to give the intern a broad view of the field of dietetics. Sites include hospitals, community centers, long-term care facilities, ambulatory care units, and food service organizations. Each intern will complete eight rotations that are tailored to individual preferences and experiences.


Professional Opportunity

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists enjoy a wide variety of career options in the health care industry, including hospitals, extended care facilities, community health programs, and public health agencies. In addition, exciting career opportunities exist in areas such as: advertising; restaurants and catering; pharmaceutical companies; professional sports; higher education; corporate; public health and wellness consultation.



School of Health Professions and Nursing
Dr. Lori Knapp, Dean
Roth Hall, Room 300