Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics offers degree programs that lead to professional careers. Graduates are prepared to be registration eligible, and upon passing the boards, be employed as clinical dietitians in hospitals and as directors of health-care and school food service facilities. Some own private practices, offering consulting services to long-term care facilities, sports teams, etc. The classroom-based coordinated programs (B.S. and M.S.) that lead to RD/RDN (registered dietitian/registered dietitian nutritionist) eligibility are accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. As a coordinated program, both didactic course work and 1200 hours of supervised practice are included in the curriculum.  In addition to the ACEND-accredited coordinated programs, two master’s-level degrees (online and classroom based) are offered for dietitians with bachelor's degrees who want to further their education.


Cindy Kosch

Associate chair

Georgia Hodgkin

Primary faculty

James Carter

Cory Gheen

Georgia W. Hodgkin

Cindy Kosch

JeJe Noval

Louise E. Schneider

Kyndra J. Woosley

Clinical faculty

Adleit F. Asi

Margie I. Carson

Vivien Choi

Barbara Dickinson

Ruby Hayasaka

Inherla H. Hernando-Rivera

Susan Lewis

Marijane McTalley

Leann Onasch

M. Elizabeth Quigley

Maryellen Westerberg

Linda Whiting

Pamela Yong

Associated faculty

Bertrum Connell

Ella Haddad

Cindy Hoang

David Penner

Sujatha Rajaram

Ronald Rea

Debbie Wilhite