Human Nutrition - Dietetics

Students who attain a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Human Nutrition – Dietetics will be prepared for traditional, non-traditional, and entrepreneurial positions in heath care that utilize knowledge of food, nutrition and dietetics.  Professionals trained in nutrition have numerous career options due to the growing emphasis on nutrition, health and wellness.

‌One of the career options for a student majoring in Human Nutrition - Dietetics is to become a registered dietitian (RD). The Human Nutrition - Dietetics major includes a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) which has been granted Candidacy for Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, #312-899-0040 ext. 5400, Students enrolled in the MSU Denver DPD are considered students in an ACEND accredited program. Completion of a DPD is one step required in the process for becoming a registered dietitian. To become a registered dietitian, students must also have a bachelor's degree, apply for and complete an accredited internship program, and pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

The mission of the DPD at MSU Denver is to prepare diverse students from the Denver metropolitan area for successful careers in food, nutrition and dietetics by providing quality didactic education in the core knowledge for registered dietitians that is culturally sensitive and instills a desire for life-long learning. Program outcomes data are available upon request by emailing

****Check out the MSU Denver Dietetics study abroad program****

Course Requirements Based on Your Catalog Year

Human Nutrition and Dietetics Program Description (2013 Catalog) (PDF 320 KB)

Human Nutrition and Dietetics Program Description (2012 Catalog) (PDF 396 KB)

Human Nutrition and Dietetics Program Description (2010, 2011 Catalog) (PDF 259 KB)

Human Nutrition and Dietetics Program Description (2009 Catalog and Prior) (PDF 230 KB)

HND and DPD Materials

HND Student Handbook (PDF 430 KB)

Assignment Checklist (PDF 18 KB)

DPD Application


**The Tutoring Center has tutors available for NUT 2040, NUT 3200, NUT 3290, and NUT 3400.**


For information about admission to MSU Denver, cost of being a student, and the academic calendar see the MSU Denver homepage and the HND Student Handbook.