Florida Dietitian Schools and Career Information

Career Information for Dietitians and Nutritionists in Florida

Dietitian and nutritionist training programs in Florida prepare students to work as registered dietitians and nutritionists. These professionals work in health care facilities, schools, public health organizations, governmental organizations, and corporate settings. They may work in a wide range of nutrition-related fields as researchers, consultants or coaches, food safety specialists, public health policy makers, or corporate wellness specialists. Training programs focus on food science, nutrition, dietary health and illness, chemistry, biology, and nutrition management.

Florida Dietitian Schools

Undergraduate dietetics programs in Florida are focused on preparing students both for a pre-professional internship, the first step in pursuing employment in the dietetics field, and for graduate programs in food science-related fields.

  • Keiser University: The Dietetics and Nutrition program at Keiser culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree and aims to prepare graduates for employment as entry-level practicing registered dietitians or nutritionists.
  • University of Florida: The program at the University of Florida offers undergraduate majors in Food Science, Dietetics, or Nutritional Sciences. The school also offers Masters programs in Dietetics and Food Science, and PhD programs in Food Science and Nutritional Sciences.
  • Florida State University: Florida State offers undergraduate programs in both Dietetics and Food & Nutrition. The former program qualifies graduates to participate in a pre-professional internship and pursue licensure as a dietitian/nutritionist.
  • Florida International University: FIU offers a program in Dietetics designed for students who wish to pursue their internship immediately upon attainment of their undergraduate degree. The Didactic Program in Dietetics culminates in a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • University of North Florida: UNF programs are fully accredited and include a BS program in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Masters program in Nutrition & Dietetics Internship.

What to Expect from Florida Dietitian Schools

Undergraduate dietitian and nutritionist programs in Florida prepare students for a post-graduate internship or for continuing education. Upon graduation, students may choose to pursue employment in the field or continue with their education in a graduate program. Some programs are designed specifically for students who wish to complete their internships immediately upon earning their BS degrees.

Undergraduate programs typically include instruction in many areas of nutrition science, including:

  • Food science
  • Nutrition
  • Chemistry
  • Biology and Microbiology
  • Management
  • Communication

Florida Dietitian License

To work as a dietitian or nutritionist in Florida, candidates must be licensed by the state. In order to qualify for the licensing exam, which is administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, dietitians must hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational program and complete 900 hours of supervised practice. Florida also requires that candidates complete a two-hour course in the prevention of medical errors.

Resources for Dietitians and Nutritionists in California


  1. Dietetics and Nutrition, Keiser University, http://www.keiseruniversity.edu/dietetics-and-nutrition-bs/
  2. Undergraduate Majors, University of Florida, http://fshn.ifas.ufl.edu/main-menu-tab/undergraduate-program/undergraduate-majors/
  3. Food and Nutrition Science, Florida State University, http://humansciences.fsu.edu/Departments/Nutrition-Food-Exercise-Sciences/Undergraduate-Programs/Food-Nutrition-Science
  4. Dietetics & Nutrition, Florida International University, http://stempel.fiu.edu/academics/dietetics-and-nutrition/index.html
  5. Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, University of North Florida, https://www.unf.edu/brooks/nutrition/

Schools for Dietitians And Nutritionists in Florida are listed below.

Selected Dietitian Schools in Florida

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School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Florida Community College at Jacksonville Jacksonville Bachelor 24,939
Florida State University Tallahassee Doctorate & First Professional 40,555
Hillsborough Community College Tampa Associate 22,621
Indian River State College Fort Pierce Bachelor 14,932
Miami Dade College Miami Bachelor 54,094
Palm Beach Community College Lake Worth Associate 22,881
Pensacola Junior College Pensacola Associate 10,728

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Dietitians And Nutritionists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Dietitians And Nutritionists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Dietitians And Nutritionists relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Gainesville 90 $56660 1.71
Homosassa Springs 0 $56960 0
Jacksonville 260 $48630 0.98
Cape Coral 70 $56780 0.69
Fort Myers 70 $56780 0.69
Deltona 70 $54320 0.92
Daytona Beach 70 $54320 0.92
Ormond Beach 70 $54320 0.92
Orlando 280 $53370 0.59
Kissimmee 280 $53370 0.59
Sanford 280 $53370 0.59
Palm Bay 80 $60060 0.93
Melbourne 80 $60060 0.93
Titusville 80 $60060 0.93
Panama City 30 $55890 0.89
Pensacola 80 $53950 1.07
Ferry Pass 80 $53950 1.07
Brent 80 $53950 1.07
Port St. Lucie 50 $54120 0.86
Lakeland 70 $54670 0.78
Winter Haven 70 $54670 0.78
Miami 940 $57220 0.89
Fort Lauderdale 940 $57220 0.89
West Palm Beach 940 $57220 0.89
North Port 160 $57550 1.39
Sarasota 160 $57550 1.39
Bradenton 160 $57550 1.39
Tallahassee 70 $53650 1.03
Tampa 510 $55280 0.96
St. Petersburg 510 $55280 0.96
Clearwater 510 $55280 0.96
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