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.
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.
More About This Degree
- Learn more about this program or visit the Nutrition and Dietetics website.
- College: College of Health and Human Services
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- This program is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
The Didactic Program, Coordinated Program, and Dietetic Internship Program in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Diane M. DellaValle
Associate Professor, Research Nutritionist/Dietitian
Director; Dietetic Internship
Coordinator of Family and Consumer Sciences, Assistant Professor (Pro Rata)
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
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation