UT Health Science Center to hold open house June 17 for new dietetics and nutrition program

WHAT: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is holding an open house at its Laredo Campus Extension to showcase its new dual bachelor’s and master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition starting this fall.

A healthy food cooking demonstration and tasting will be held from 4 to 4:30 p.m. during the open house.

WHEN: 4 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17

WHERE: The Academic Building (Room 2.101) at the UT Health Science
Center’s Laredo Campus Extension, 1937 Bustamante Street

WHO: Faculty members from the new program, including Program Director Carmen Román-Shriver, Ph.D., RD, LD, will be on hand to discuss the field of dietetics and nutrition, the new Health Science Center degrees and requirements for admission.

DETAILS: The program prepares graduates for high-demand, well-paid careers at hospitals, clinics, schools, community programs, long-term care facilities, wellness programs and the food industry. Graduates will be eligible to take the national exam to become a registered dietician.

The deadline for fall admission is July 1.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $668 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $16.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $36 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 25,600 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and other health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit www.uthscsa.edu.

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