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NUTRITION AT MSU DENVER

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” -Thomas Edison


Eating well is essential to your overall health. With the obesity epidemic running rampant throughout the country, it’s more important than ever to educate and treat the community at large to incorporate healthy eating into people’s lifestyles. That’s where we come in. 

From personal well-being to athletic performance, nutrition and dietetics are widely applicable to everyday life. If you want to pursue a career that allows you to help people every day, the Department of Nutrition at MSU Denver will guide you in the right direction. Using knowledge from many subjects, including biology, chemistry, public health and food science, your degree in nutrition will prepare you for a service-oriented career that helps people lead healthy lives. 

Faculty in the Department of Nutrition are dedicated to help you develop professionally, complete your degree in the least amount of time and prepare you for your fulfilling career in nutrition and dietetics. The Department of Nutrition offers a variety of educational opportunities for students to: 

  • Begin or advance careers in the nutrition field. 
  • Enhance professional and personal growth. 
  • Enrich the well-being of our communities.

Through networking, leadership seminars, volunteer opportunities and more, nutrition students at MSU Denver are continually building an inclusive scholarly community in and out of the classroom. In the past three years, 98 percent of our Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition-Dietetics graduates have passed the national registered dietitian exam after completing their dietetic internship.  

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 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 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition - Dietetics at MSU Denver are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program. Graduates who successfully complete the ISPP are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN. For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN please visit https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/students-and-advancing-education/information-for-students.


 

The mission of the Nutrition Department is to prepare diverse students for successful careers in food, nutrition and dietetics by providing quality education that is culturally sensitive and instills a desire for life-long learning. Graduates will be prepared for supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.



She has been a professor in MSU Denver’s Nutrition Department for more than 15 years. Earning her doctoral and master’s degrees in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University, she is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with experience in breast cancer research and nutrition education with low-income populations.

Ann Diker

Professor of Nutrition


Career Prospects

Here’s where a degree in nutrition might take you: 

Registered dietitian nutritionist, nutrition coach, dietary technician, food safety specialist, recipe researcher and developer, food scientist, wellness coordinator, and more.



Square image of Brice Rengers, ph.d., professor of nutrition at MSU Denver He has extensive experience as a clinical and administrative hospital dietitian nutritionist. He has been a manager of meals-on-wheels at a local agency, an employee in a diabetes camp, an outpatient nutrition counselor for diabetic children and for children who have inborn errors of metabolism, a volunteer with an HIV agency, a WIC director and a chief nutritionist for the Colorado WIC Program. Further, as a zoo animal nutritionist he used animals to teach inner-city kids about nutrition.

Bruce Rengers

Professor of Nutrition


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The DPD and ISPP in the MSU Denver Department of Nutrition have been granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040 ext. 5400, acend@eatright.org.