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Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology: Nutrition & Dietetics Emphasis

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Explore a career in dietetics

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As one of the nation's leading nutrition programs, we can help your career thrive.

Nutrition and dietetics is an exciting, growing field which uses food as medicine to promote health and prevent and heal disease throughout the lifespan. You'll study nutrients at the molecular level, analyze current nutrition research, learn how to educate the public and solidify culinary skills.

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With evidence-based education on the cutting edge of treatment and prevention, our program gives you the tools to transform health.

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The field of nutrition has a hearty outlook – in fact, the job growth for dietitians is projected to continue growing at a healthy rate of 7% through 2031.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Our program is loaded with opportunities and innovative education without breaking the bank.

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Accelerate Your Career

With our accelerated option, eligible students can save time and money by earning graduate credit as an undergraduate. You'll take four required graduate courses while an undergraduate which count toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees. Plus, you'll take these courses at the cost of undergraduate tuition, which helps you save money. If you choose to continue your education at UW-Green Bay, you can complete the entire program (a bachelor’s, master’s and eligibility to earn the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential) in 5.5 years or less!

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Accelerated Courses

These four courses are dual-listed between our bachelor's and master's degrees in Nutrition.

Course TitleCredits
NUT SCI 421/621: Community and Public Health Nutrition4
NUT SCI 427/627: Nutrigenomics and Advanced Nutrient Metabolism3
NUT SCI 485/685: Medical Nutrition Therapy I: An Integrative and Functional Approach3
NUT SCI 486/686: Medical Nutrition Therapy II: An Integrative and Functional Approach4

PLEASE NOTE! Starting January 1, 2024, if you want to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, you will need to have a master's degree. More Details  

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Right here at UW-Green Bay.

We offer a seamless path for your career in nutrition. You can complete your entire pathway and become a registered dietitian by enrolling in our program.

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Whet Your Appetite

Our program has a history of success: 85% of graduates find nutrition-based positions within six months of graduation, and we boast a 98.3% pass rate on the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist exam.

Award Worthy

In 2021, our program won the Regents Award, which honors exceptional service and commitment to education across all Universities of Wisconsin.

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Supervised Practice

The quality and rigor of our bachelor's program help you take the next step on your nutrition career path to gain the skills necessary to take the registered dietitian nutritionist exam.

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Learn By Doing

You’ll learn using the latest equipment and techniques, including a new culinary medicine lab in the STEM Innovation Center. Our network of community partners also provides students with course practicums, internships and employment opportunities.

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Our Recipe

Understand what our program is all about, including accreditation requirements as defined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®). You can also read the student handbook to learn more about our nutrition program – consider it your recipe for success.

Jasmine Ditter, RDN, CD


"UW-Green Bay has a vast amount of community connections, and through that network, I was able to participate in volunteer opportunities through a local cancer center, the one I work at now, and really pursue and refine my passion for Oncology Nutrition."

Jasmine Ditter, RDN, CD
Clinical Oncology Dietitian | HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers


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 2022; Next Accreditation 2029
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®)
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Professional Licensure

A number of programs at UW-Green Bay require licensure and/or certifications in order to practice in the field. We’re proud to provide students with the education background and foundations required to pursue these dynamic and essential careers. Using the Professional Licensure Table, you can review professional licensure and certification requirements, for both Wisconsin and all other states. If you have questions about licensure, academic programs or career paths, please contact us at 920-465-2111.

Professor Sara Wagner

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Meet Professor Sara Wagner, director for the human biology nutrition and dietetics emphasis. She values experiential learning, making extensive use of live patient case studies and simulations in her courses. If you have question, get in touch with her!

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