The field of Nutritional Science / Dietetics focuses on the specific role that food and nutrition have in human health and the prevention and treatment of disease throughout the lifespan. This includes studying the molecular level of how nutrients influence metabolism, the social and psychological factors that influence dietary practices and disease risk in individuals and communities, and factors that influence the nutritional quality, quantity and availability of food. 

Our Nutrition Science / Dietetics program is embedded within the Human Biology Department. This gives our students a solid, interdisciplinary foundation in the biological, physiological, developmental, and genetic aspects of human organisms with strong emphasis on the role of nutrients and food in human health and disease.

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Why study nutrition at UWGB?

  • Diverse and exciting courses focusing on the newest and relevant research in nutrition, including the area of nutrigenomics
  • Hands on clinical and medical nutrition therapy experience utilizing Human Patient Simulation technology
  • Outstanding faculty who know students by name and go out of their way to help students achieve their professional goals
  • Strong community connections where students can earn internship credit while getting on the job experience
  • Four nutrition-related student organizations to join:  Dietetics Club, SLO Food Alliance, Campus Kitchens, and Healthy Fork
  • An exceptional match rate for senior students applying to dietetic internships to become a Registered Dietitian (93% match rate averge for the past three years)

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Our program adheres to the knowledge, skills and competencies put forth by ACEND, which ensures the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs. 

Last Accreditation  2011           Next Accreditation  2021

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
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Chicago, IL  60606
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