Eastern Michigan University

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. Offered both on campus and distance-online, you can earn your degree from virtually anywhere in the United States. And, out-of-state students can take EMU-Online courses at affordable Michigan in-state tuition rates!

Which program is for you?


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

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

*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

Lydia Kret, Director
313 Marshall Building

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Student Handbook 2015-16

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Judi Brooks - Professor
John Carbone - Associate Professor
Kyunghee Choi - Lecturer
Rubina S. Haque - Associate Professor
Heather Hutchins-Wiese - Assistant Professor
Anahita Mistry - Associate Professor & Human Nutrition Graduate Coordinator
Amanda Niemiec - Academic Advisor
Sandra Pernecky - Lecturer
Alice Jo Rainville - Professor
Diane Reynolds - Clinical Coordinator
Debi Silverman - Assistant Professor

The School of Health Sciences is part of the College of Health & Human Services, 304 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.0077