Mount Mary University is a recognized leader in dietetics education in southeastern Wisconsin and is the only Coordinated Program in Milwaukee. The two year program combines the required 1200 hours of supervised practice with the coursework to prepare you to be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians upon completion of the program and become a registered dietitian.

Prepare for a Career Helping People Live & Eat Healthy

Dietetics is a rapidly growing career field. Through a career in dietetics, you can help people apply the principles of nutrition to their everyday lives so they can live a better, healthier life. Discover more about dietetics careers

Dietetics Program Accreditation

Mount Mary’s well-respected undergraduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600, ext. 5500.

Dietetics Curriculum and a Nutrition Minor

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics prepares you to earn a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and to become a registered dietitian. Learn more about the nutrition minor within the Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF).

Activities Outside of Class

You can get involved in several service learning activities or student clubs and organizations at Mount Mary. Join the Nutrition and Dietetics Club or help in the community garden which donates 100% of the harvest to area food pantries.

Scholarships for Dietetics Majors

The Jim and Claire Grammling Scholarship is designated for students majoring in dietetics. Learn about other scholarships available at Mount Mary.

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The future of dietetics careers


On January 1, 2024, all entry-level RD/RDNs will be required to hold an advanced degree (minimum of a Master’s Degree) in addition to completion of an accredited education program that provides for 1200 hours of supervised practice. This will have significant impact on the training programs for RD/RDNs.

The current intention is to initiate a Master’s Coordinated Program (MCP) by Fall 2019. This date is offered in the hope of transparency and is a best estimate. Students should work closely with their faculty advisors and admissions officers to be certain they can achieve individual academic goals within program timelines.