About this Program

Our dietetics and human nutrition programs are committed to teaching you:

  • How food and nutrition affect the health and performance of our bodies.
  • The knowledge and skills necessary for you to help your future patients and clients make healthful dietary choices.
  • The knowledge and skills necessary to practice as an entry level dietitian in the areas of clinical, community and food service dietetics.
  • Principles of nutrition research (and opportunities to work with faculty on research).

Our Programs

We currently offer four programs in Dietetics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  We additionally offer the MS in Human Nutrition. 

Our coordinated program in dietetics is offered both on campus and distance-online; you can earn your degree from virtually anywhere in the United States. The MS in human nutrition is offered only online for students not seeking the Registered Dietitian credential. Out-of-state students can take online courses at affordable Michigan in-state tuition rates!

  • Why Study at Eastern?

    Our programs are evidence-based and respected by employers and the public.

    Our experienced faculty has a range of 5 to 21 years of in-class and online teaching at EMU. Our lecturers bring experience in the field and have an average of seven years of teaching experience. We are committed to investing in future practitioners.

    • Our dietetics programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
    • When you successfully complete our Coordinated Program in Dietetics and earn your degree from EMU, you will be issued a verification statement, which makes you eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
    • We provide locational flexibility with on-campus and distance/online courses, allowing you to complete the program within the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) Guidelines for a variety of states within the U.S.
    • We provide student-centered learning opportunities and an exceptional learning environment where you will be constantly interpreting and responding to food and nutrition service delivery and applying new technologies to your dietetic education.

    If you are interested in working together to improve health through proper diet and nutrition, then we think you’d be a great fit here. Read the catalog content for more information.

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At a Glance

  • Dietetics undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited.
  • EMU Dietetics and Human Nutrition Programs are nationally ranked.
  • EMU is the first university in Michigan to be endorsed as an Age-Friendly University

Details

  • On campus and online 
  • MS in Human Nutrition is online only

Resources

Meet our faculty. 

Visit Eagle Nutrition Services

Additional Information

Dieticians in the test kitchen

About

Learn about the Dietetics program accreditations, read our missions statement and find out about our program goals.

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Advising

Find out about advising sessions and learn who to contact with your questions.

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Why get a dietetics degree?

Find out what careers you can pursue with a degree in dietetics and hear from our alumni.