MSU Denver

Career Opportunities

MSU Denver’s Department of Nutrition will prepare you for a wide variety of career opportunities. The most common employment options can be explored below.


Work as part of a health care team to coordinate medical and nutrition care in an inpatient or outpatient setting. A clinical dietitian relies on Medical Nutrition Therapy to prescribe appropriate nutrition for optimal patient outcomes.

Locations: Hospitals, health clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation facilities or other medical facilities

Food Service

Oversee large-scale menu planning, meal preparations, special diets, and food safety. Great for people who are business-minded and/or enjoy culinary nutrition.

Locations: Healthcare facilities, schools, and corporate dining facilities

Sports Team Dietitian

A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who is a specialist in sports dietetics and applies evidence-based nutrition knowledge in exercise and sports.

Locations: High schools, colleges and major sports organizations


Provide nutrition expertise for fellow dietitians by developing educational materials/programs that promote improved application of nutrition outreach.

Locations: Schools, hospitals, community organizations, and other organizations

Nutrition Blogger or Media Influencer

Find your audience and promote your personal brand of nutrition guidance via social media platforms, blogging sites, or other online media outlets.

Locations: May work from anywhere with a secure internet connection

Private Practice

Owning your business and providing nutrition advice based on your niche.

Locations: May work from anywhere. Can be virtual or in person.

Nutrition Counselor

Use nutrition knowledge and behavior change techniques to promote health eating and strengthen motivation.

Location: Private office, work from home or medical facilities

Community Nutritionist

Promote healthy nutrition choices and public health in communities.

Location: Women, Infants, and Children Program, community-based clinics, Head Start programs, food banks or other facilities and programs

Other Nutrition Careers

Sports nutrition, public policy, nutrition researcher, academia, government, culinary arts, holistic nutrition, wellness coaching, dietary technician registered, sanitation/health inspector, food and nutrition product development, food and nutrition regulatory affairs specialist, nutrition related food Scientist, food and nutrition quality control technician, food safety specialist, food industry positions, public health, wellness programs and entrepreneurial jobs.

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Dietitian Dream Jobs E-Book

All Access Dietetics has created the Dietitian Dream Jobs E-Book which provides details on job descriptions, work settings, audiences served, salaries and more.

Salary is based on state and cost of living.

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Department of Nutrition


Office Location:
West Classroom 240

Office Hours:
8:00am – 5:00pm

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Nutrition
Campus Box 33N
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362