The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is a student-centered department, whose philosophy is known as FIRST in Focus – Innovation – Respect – Success – Teamwork.
Focus on the contributions to excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement.
Innovation in ideas will contribute to evidence-based best practices in the profession of dietetics and nutrition.
Respect for others will allow service to others to be our highest priority.
Success is reached by empowering all individuals to reach their full leadership potential.
Teamwork fosters partnerships between students, faculty, alumni, and community allies.
This leads to an Exceptional UND experience.
The mission of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is to prepare entry-level nutrition professionals who improve the quality of health of people through the promotion of healthy food choices and optimal nutrition. We do this through exceptional teaching, research and outreach.
Dietitians and nutritionists make a difference in the lives of people every day. Our students select from one of two majors: dietetics or community nutrition. The dietetics program combines the required classroom learning and supervised practice into a four year plus one summer program. We are only one of about 50 coordinated programs in the entire U.S. Community nutrition majors also combines classroom learning with a shorter supervised experience of 180 hours; graduates are eligible to become licensed in North Dakota . Graduates in both majors practice around the U.S. and the world.
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Wanda M. Koszewski, PhD, RD, LRD Associate Professor/Department Chair