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Dietetics and Human Nutrition Program

Careers in dietetics and human nutrition are challenging and constantly changing and evolving as research continues in this growing field. Eastern Michigan University (EMU) can bring you into this exciting career through the dietetics and human nutrition program. Our Dietetics program is offered both on campus and distance-online, you can earn your degree from virtually anywhere in the United States. The M.S. in Human Nutrition is offered only on-line. And, out-of-state students can take EMU-Online courses at affordable Michigan in-state tuition rates! 

Which program is for you?

Dietetics Program Video (for both the Bachelor and Master of Science)

Human Nutrition Video

Information/Group Advising Sessions for Dietetics Intent Students

 

Information/group advising sessions are designed to provide an introduction to the EMU Dietetics Program. All interested students and potential applicants are required to view the Recorded Dietetics Information Session or attend a scheduled On-Campus Group Advising Session, prior to a 1:1 advising appointment. This requirement is meant to provide information about the program and instruction as to the process involved in applying to the Dietetics Program, for best use of time.

Recorded Dietetics Information Session is here.

The power point presentation is here.

All interested students and potential applicants to the Dietetics Program are required to view and Advising Session Recording or attend an On-Campus Group Advising Session prior to scheduling an individual appointment with an advisor.

Upcoming On-Campus Group Advising Sessions

These advising sessions will be held in Room 105 Rackham Bldg on EMU's main campus:

  • Thursday, December 7th:  12:00 p.m.

To register for an on-campus advising session please email dieteticsms_advising@emich.edu with the following information:  date you will attend, contact phone number, address, and area of interest (MS or BS in dietetics).

Fall advising sessions will be held on EMU's main campus in Room 105 Rackham Building (GPS location is 845 West Circle Drive Ypsilanti MI 48197)

Paid/Guest Parking

Interactive EMU Map (you can enter the building name or check parking)

Downloadable Driving Directions

REMINDER: EMU students must use their EMU email (rather than their personal email) for all official University business.

After (as well as before) attending a Group Advising Session go to EMU Catalog Dietetics Major Graduate or EMU Catalog Dietetics Major Undergraduate and read more about the EMU Dietetics Program.

Accreditation

The undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
312.899.0040 ext. 5400
www.eatright.org/ACEND/

Upon successful completion of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP) at EMU and completion of an EMU degree, the student is issued a verification statement* making them eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians through the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Commission on Dietetic Registration
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
312.899.0040 ext. 5400
www.cdrnet.org

*Verification Statement - This is the statement provided by the Dietetics Program Director to CDR and to the student that allows the student to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. This is only issued after the student completes the CP and achieves all skills needed to be an entry-level dietitian.

Mission Statement

Mission: Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP)

The Coordinated Programs in Dietetics at Eastern Michigan University educate and graduate students prepared for entry-level practice as registered dietitians, with a concentration in entrepreneurship.

The CP achieves the mission through:

  • Providing an exceptional learning environment so students are continuously interpreting and responding to food and nutrition service delivery in a changing social and economic environment and applying new technologies to their dietetic education
  • Providing student-centered learning opportunities for students to pursue their specific interests
  • Encouraging and engaging in collaboration and partnerships with the community
  • Promoting evidence-based knowledge and skills for students and graduates
  • Enhancing students’ current critical and reflective skills by collaborating with faculty to develop and complete research-based projects

Goals and Objectives of the CP

Goal #1: The CP will educate and graduate dietetics practitioners.

  • A minimum of 80% of first-time test takers will pass the RD exam
    80% of all CP students will complete the program successfully within three years of beginning it

Goal #2: The CP will prepare graduates for entry-level dietetics-related employment.

  • Within 12 months of completing the CP a minimum of 80% of post graduate survey respondents desiring such, will have a dietetics-related job.
  • Employers of CP graduates will rate at least 80% of employees as having the knowledge and skills to perform as expected during the first three years of practice.

Program outcomes data are available upon request

Dietetics and Human Nutrition Program

Olivia Ford - Assistant Professor, Co-Director
373B Marshall Building
oford1@emich.edu

 

Sandra Pernecky - Lecturer, Co-Director

260 Rackham Hall

spernecky1@emich.edu

 

 

Alice Jo Rainville - Professor, Graduate Coordinator of MS in Human Nutrition

335 Marshall Building

arainvill@emich.edu

Downloads (pdf)

Student Handbook 2017-18

Advising
Make an Online Appointment
Faculty

Judi Brooks - Professor
John Carbone - Associate Professor
Kyunghee Choi - Lecturer

Rubina S. Haque - Associate Professor
Heather Hutchins-Wiese - Assistant Professor

Lydia Kret - Lecturer
Anahita Mistry - Professor
Amanda Niemiec - Academic Advisor
Diane Reynolds - Clinical Coordinator
Debi Silverman - Assistant Professor

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