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.

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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.

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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.


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The future of dietetics careers


Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's -website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited undergraduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics program at Mount Mary University are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements click here.

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN click here."

In order to address this need, the Mount Mary University Integrated Masters of Science Program in Nutrition and Dietetics will begin in Summer, 2021. Students will achieve not only the Master’s degree, but also the required coursework and supervised experiential hours, in order to be verified to take the Registered Dietitian examination. The Coordinated Program in Dietetics will close in May, 2022, as current students complete the program. For more information, please contact the Dietetics Department at (414) 930-3167.

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