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A Highly Ranked University
The Benedictine University Dietetics concentration combined with the Nutrition Major is accredited as a Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD). U.S. News & World Report consistently lists Benedictine University among the top colleges and universities in the nation.
An Accredited Program
The Benedictine University Nutrition Major is accredited as a Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600 ext. 5400). Those completing the program are eligible to apply for admission to accredited Dietetic Internships. Acceptance into an accredited dietetic internship program is highly competitive. Successful completion of both of these programs qualifies one to take the registration examination to become a licensed and Registered Dietitian, and an Active Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Quality Academic Outcomes
The Benedictine University nutrition programs have been rated highly by our own students and alumni. Numerous students have been recipients of department and university awards. Our program is attractive to others, evidenced by our enrollment increases.
You will learn from faculty who have researched, presented, and published in nutrition. We carefully select adjunct faculty, so you can learn from, and network with, professionals currently working in a variety of areas in dietetics. Many of our faculty are recipients of professional awards, including Outstanding Dietetics Educator, Outstanding Dietitian Award, and Who's Who in the World Award.
Quality Academic Experiences
We strongly believe in "hands-on" learning and assessment. Nutrition courses use multiple methods of interaction and assessment, including authentic case studies, presentations, lesson plans, research, laboratory reports, debates, and discussions.
Concrete Practical Learning Experiences
Nutrition majors have the opportunity to gain real on-the-job experience, confidence, and networking through supervised Practica.
Small Class Sizes
Reap the benefit of smaller classes sizes by seizing the opportunities for greater engagement in the classroom, more active learning, and networking with your peers - your future colleagues. The average undergraduate class size for our university is 19 students, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. Course enrollment in nutrition courses range from 8 students to 25.
Through the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics and numerous other campus activities, the local dietetic association, and engaging as a member of a team in select courses, you can work to develop your leadership potential in nutrition and dietetics.