Nutrition & Dietetics

Marywood's nutrition and dietetics program will teach you how to develop appropriate diet plans and exercise regimens for both athletes and non-athletes. Course work also focuses on ways to prevent chronic disease through diets and exercise.

Coordinated and Didactic Tracks

We offer two ways to earn your nutrition and dietetics degree. Both lead to a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics, but only the coordinated track will qualify you to take the exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). That's because the coordinated track, unlike the didactic track, includes a supervised internship.

If you want an educational foundation in nutrition but aren't interested in becoming an RDN, you can pursue the didactic track. However, if you plan to take the RDN exam, you can complete the coordinated track in the same amount of time.

Spanish Curriculum

As the Hispanic population in the United States increases, so does the demand for health care professionals who can serve this population. Marywood's nutrition and dietetics program is one of just a handful nationwide that offers both a traditional curriculum and an alternative course of study that includes a Spanish foreign language component. Studying nutrition and learning Spanish at the same time will give you a distinct advantage over other job applicants and may even earn you a higher salary.

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nutrition and Dietetics
Program Website
College: College of Health & Human Services
Department Website: Nutrition & Dietetics


Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Contact Information

Office of University Admissions

Chairperson: Lee Harrison, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics