Mount Mary University is a recognized leader in dietetics education in southeastern Wisconsin and is the only Coordinated Program in Milwaukee. The program combines the required 1200 hours of supervised experiential learning with the coursework to prepare you to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians 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.
Details of the program; including mission, goals, and objectives can be found in the student handbook. The handbook is also a source of details on how to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, program specific costs to the student, graduation and program completion requirements, and a link to the current academic calendar.
Outcomes data for the program are available on request.
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.
Human Biology, Pre-Dietetics Concentration
By 2024 all new dietitians must have a master's degree. Mount Mary's Bachelor of Science program (Human Biology - Pre-Dietetics concentration) will flow into the new integrated Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (pending accreditation approval). Earn your B.S. at Mount Mary and earn the first 20 credits of the M.S. during your senior year.
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.
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.
We will be transitioning to a dietetics program that integrates a graduate degree with the required experiential learning hours in 2021. 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.