The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics offers degree programs that lead to professional careers in those areas. Graduates are prepared to be registration-eligible and, upon passing board exams, become employed as clinical dietitians in hospitals as well as directors of health-care and school food-service facilities. Some graduates establish private practices, offering consulting services to long-term care facilities, sports teams, and other organizations. The classroom-based coordinated programs leading 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 (ACEND). As a coordinated program, both didactic coursework and 1,000 hours of supervised practice are included in the curriculum. In addition to the ACEND-accredited coordinated programs, a master’s-level program is offered for dietitians with a bachelor's degree who want to further their education.


Edward K. Bitok

Primary faculty

Edward K. Bitok

Lesley Anne Foster-Nicholas

Cory Gheen

Cindy Kosch

JeJe Noval

Kyndra J. Woosley

Clinical faculty

Adleit F. Asi

Margie I. Carson

Vivien Choi

Febra Johnson

Kalvin Lazcano

Leann Onasch

Jean Sellars

Khongmany Wells

Maryellen Westerberg

Pamela Yong

Associated faculty

Celine Heskey

Ifeanyi Nwachukwu

Michael Paalani

Sujatha Rajaram

Gina Siapco