Get Involved!

Students are encouraged to get involved through a variety of opportunities, including:

  • Networking, seminars and leadership in student and professional organizations
  • Career, internship and volunteer opportunities to gain experience in the field
  • Extracurricular opportunities within their respective program
  • Participating in tutoring services to enhance program success
  • Preparing for certification exams post-graduation

Extracurricular Activities

Auraria Campus Student Dietetic Association

The Auraria Campus Student Dietetic Association (ACSDA) was founded by Nutrition and Dietetics students at MSU Denver. This club focuses on connecting students with department and community resources that help prepare them for the field of nutrition and dietetics. The club focuses on health and wellness through personal nutrition and education offerings, provides networking opportunities for students, as well as volunteer and career opportunities. See below for the variety of ACSDA sub-groups!

Eating Disorder Awareness Group

The Eating Disorder Awareness (EDA) Group was founded by graduate Nutrition and Dietetics students at MSU Denver. This sub-group of the Auraria Campus Student Dietetic Association aims to provide educational opportunities for all future healthcare practitioners or other students interested in eating disorders on the Auraria campus to better prepare them for their future career. This group also aims to promote comfortable conversations pertaining to eating disorders, disordered eating habits, body dysmorphia and related topics. If you are interested in joining, please email [email protected] .

Diversity and Dietetics Club

Partnering with the Auraria Campus Student Dietetics Association (ACSDA), the new Diversity in Dietetics subgroup has been established with the intention of building peer support and hosting educational workshops for students, staff, and community members. The Diversity and Dietetic Club can be reached at [email protected] or at their Facebook page.

Nutrition Nerds Journal Club

During Fall and Spring semesters, the Department of Nutrition hosts a Nutrition Nerds Journal Club aimed at getting students and faculty together to interact, build community, share ideas, and keep up with the latest in nutrition research. Current and new MSN students will be emailed information each semester about Nutrition Nerds meeting times. For more information about the Nutrition Nerds Journal Club, contact [email protected].

Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Grant

The Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans grant (POHA-Denver) within the Department of Nutrition offers students an opportunity to connect with peers, faculty, staff, and professionals every semester to attend workshops and conferences. Topics include those related to cultural intelligence, diversity and inclusion in the field of nutrition and dietetics, financial literacy, etc.

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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