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Human Nutrition - Dietetics Major

HND Major

Students who attain a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Human Nutrition – Dietetics will be prepared for traditional, non-traditional, and entrepreneurial positions in health care that utilize knowledge of food, nutrition and dietetics.  Professionals trained in nutrition have numerous career options due to the growing emphasis on nutrition, health and wellness.

‌One of the career options for a student majoring in Human Nutrition - Dietetics is to become a registered dietitian (RD). The Human Nutrition - Dietetics major includes a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) which has 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, Completion of a DPD is one step required in the process for becoming a registered dietitian. To become a registered dietitian, students must also have a bachelor's degree, apply for and complete an accredited internship program, and pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

The mission of the DPD at MSU Denver is to prepare diverse students from the Denver metropolitan area for successful careers in food, nutrition and dietetics by providing quality didactic education in the core knowledge for registered dietitians that is culturally sensitive and instills a desire for life-long learning. Program outcomes data are available upon request by emailing

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Campus Location:
West Classroom 240
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Advising Hours:
By appointment

Mailing Address:
Nutrition Department
MSU Denver
Campus Box 33N 
PO Box 173362
Denver CO 80217-3362

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