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"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 now more important than ever to educate and treat the community at large to incorporate healthy eating into people's lifestyle. That's where we come in.

From personal well-being to athletic performance, nutrition and dietetics are widely applicable to every day 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 human nutrition and dietetics will prepare you for a service-oriented career that helps people lead healthy lives.

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 last three years, 98 percent of our graduates have passed the national registered dietitian exam after completing their dietetic internship. 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. 

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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