Dietetics

Phone: 715-346-2830

Email: hphd@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/dietetics

715-346-2830

hphd@uwsp.edu
www.uwsp.edu/dietetics

UW-Stevens Point Dietetics graduates at work

  • Matthew Breit '15Graduate Student at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, W.Va.
  • Laticia Baudhuin, RD '11Nutrition Support Specialist at D.C. Everest Area School District in Schofield, Wis.
  • Erica Boncher '13Registered Dietitian at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Franciscan Woods in Brookfield, Wis.

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Phone: 715-346-2830

Email: hphd@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/dietetics

Choose Dietetics at UW-Stevens Point

The dietetics program through the School of Health Promotion and Human Development at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point provides the skills and information you need to become a professionally recognized food and nutrition expert and assist others to make food choices that will help prevent and treat illnesses.

Courses focusing on medical nutrition therapy, nutritional counseling, community programs, sustainable food systems and food-service management will give you a broad base of knowledge and prepare you to become a registered dietitian (RD) or registered diet technician (DTR).

Our mission is to provide high-quality learning opportunities to educate nutrition and dietetics professionals for placement in the national market and to assist the UW-Stevens Point community in understanding the role of nutrition in health promotion. We attract and mentor academically capable and responsible students who are committed to becoming competent and contributing members of the nutrition profession. We maintain high-quality, current, research-based learning opportunities in nutrition and dietetics for the UW-Stevens Point community.

The UW-Stevens Point dietetics program has a five-year pass rate of 100 percent on the national RD exam and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), an affiliate for the professional organization, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Career opportunities in Dietetics

A registered dietitian has a range of career choices in areas such as medical nutrition therapy, education, community programs, administration, consulting, sustainable food systems, public health, research, corporate wellness, agribusiness, food-service management and food technology. The job outlook for this field is strong: in 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an average salary of $55,240 and forecasted faster than average growth in jobs (21 percent over the next 10 years).

Building your résumé

Our dietetics program owns and operates the CPS Café in the College of Professional Studies (CPS) Building that serves as our Food Service Management lab and challenges you to incorporate local foods into recipes. The CPS Café gives you the chance to learn all aspects of food-service operation and environmentally friendly management.

Some classes will be in our state-of-the-art food lab where you’ll enjoy hands-on cooking experiences and take on relevant real-world challenges such as testing and modifying recipes and analyzing the nutrient count. Students work with restaurants, schools and organizations such as the Potato Growers Association to change the way we eat.

The School of Health Promotion and Human Development and UW-Stevens Point Office of International Education offer many study abroad programs, including Culture and Health in Austria and a summer trip to Kenya.

Outside the classroom

The Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) is designed for students interested in gaining practical experience in nutrition and dietetics. Membership gives you many opportunities to gain hands-on experience in hospitals, schools and the community. It also helps you build professional skills, and network with students, alumni and local professionals. SAND also provides funding for students to attend annual conferences of the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the national Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition.

Financial assistance from the Home Economics Centennial Endowment for Outstanding Professionals makes it possible for us to offer you exciting, cutting-edge professionals who spend time on campus and pass along their knowledge and experiences. Centennial speakers have included Joan Dye Gussow who the New York Times named the "matriarch of the eat-locally-think-globally food movement;" Odessa Piper from L’Etoile restaurant in Madison; and Michel Nishan from Wholesome Wave.

Student support services

UW-Stevens Point dietetics majors are advised in the School of Health Promotion and Human Development Academic and Career Advising Center during their first two years. Students work with peer advisers and our Academic and Career Adviser Becky Konietzki to develop a plan to meet their educational, career and life goals.

The Academic and Career Advising Center staff assists students with meeting degree requirements, meeting General Education Program requirements, planning for study abroad, career development, scholarships and academic success.