Nutrition & Dietetics

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Preparation for dietetic internship and RDN exam
  • Optional Spanish language component
  • ACEND accreditation

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Marywood's nutrition and dietetics program will teach you how to develop appropriate diet plans and exercise regimens for both athletes and non-athletes. Course work also focuses on ways to prevent chronic disease through diets and exercise.

Preparation for Dietetic Internship and RDN Exam

Our accredited nutrition and dietetics program will put you on the path to becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Upon completion of the program, you will receive a verification letter that qualifies you for a yearlong supervised internship. After completing your internship, you will be eligible to take the national RDN exam.

Spanish Curriculum

As the Hispanic population in the United States increases, so does the demand for health care professionals who can serve this population. Marywood's nutrition and dietetics program is one of just a handful nationwide that offers both a traditional curriculum and an alternative course of study that includes a Spanish foreign language component. Studying nutrition and learning Spanish at the same time will give you a distinct advantage over other job applicants and may even earn you a higher salary.

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Jessica Bodzio
Faculty, DPD Director

Sandra Graham
Coordinator of Family and Consumer Sciences, Assistant Professor (Pro Rata)

Tanya Papura
Faculty

Helen Battisti
Assistant Professor, Director-Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
This is just a sample of our Nutrition & Dietetics faculty - see them all!

All nutrition students have the opportunity to conduct hands-on work in the world-class O’Neill Center for Healthy Families. The center features:

  • A fully equipped healthy cooking classroom
  • A food science lab with testing equipment, blast chiller and rethermalization unit, metabolic kitchen, ingredient room, and food-prep area
  • A sensory evaluation lab, allowing students to test food made in the food science lab

Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) work in a wide variety of professional fields, including health care, business and industry, public health, education, research, and private practice.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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