Dietetics



The dietetics program at UW-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. Our emphasis areas include:
  • Clinical Dietetics
  • Community Nutrition
  • Food Service Management
  • Nutrition Education
  • Public Health
  • Sustainable Food Systems

Program and course requirements for the dietetics major can be found in our course catalog. The dietetics program follows the current academic calendar for program completion.

The UW-Stevens Point dietetics program has a five-year pass rate of 92 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, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190 Chicago, IL 60606-6995 Phone: 312-899-0040 x5400. We continually assess our objectives to meet our goals and provide a quality education for our UW-Stevens Point dietetics students; please contact program director Professor Jasia Steinmetz, RD, CD to request program outcomes data.

Explore Career Opportunities in Dietetics

Courses focusing on medical nutrition therapy, nutritional counseling, community programs, sustainable food systems and foodservice management will give you a broad base of knowledge. This accredited coursework is called the didactic program and successfully completing this program is the first step to prepare you to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR). After completing your degree and receiving a verification statement, to become an RDN you must complete an ACEND-accredited supervised practice, also called a dietetic internship, then pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s dietetic registration exam. Some states, such as Wisconsin, also require state licensure before practicing. To become a NDTR after completing your degree and receiving a verification statement, you must pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s registration examination for NDTRs.

RDNs and NDTRs have a range of career options in areas such as:
  • medical nutrition therapy
  • education
  • community programs
  • administration, consulting
  • sustainable food systems
  • public health
  • research
  • corporate wellness
  • agribusiness
  • food-service management
  • food technology
Students majoring in dietetics also have the opportunity to apply for early admission into two related graduate programs for a combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees (3+2):

Get Involved on Campus

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. As a SAND member, you may receive funding to attend annual conferences such as:

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

Our program owns and operates the CPS Café 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.

Meet Your Dietetics Professors

The faculty and staff members of the School of Health Promotion and Human Development are committed to developing professionals who study, promote and model lifelong wellness for individuals, families and communities, building a stronger, healthier community.

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