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Nutrition & Dietetics

Mission of School of Nutrition and Dietetics

Mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics

The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics is to provide a high quality curriculum which prepares graduates for successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics accredited supervised practice program. The didactic program provides graduates with the knowledge and tools to develop the skills necessary to become leaders in the field and to translate and apply the science of food and nutrition to health.

Program outcome data related to the DP objectives/measures is available on request.  Please contact the DP Director:
Leann Schaeffer, MA, RD, LD, LNHA
330/972-6046
210P Schrank Hall South 
ls60@uakron.edu

Mission of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics

The mission of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics is to prepare graduates for entry-level practice in the field of nutrition and dietetics with attitudes, understandings and skills that will allow them to analyze critically and meet the needs of individuals and/or society. The program provides graduates with the knowledge and tools to develop the skills necessary to become leaders in the field and to translate and apply the science of food and nutrition to health.

Program outcome data related to the CP objectives/measures is available on request.  Please contact the CP Director:
Sandra Hudak, PhD, RD, LD
330/972-6043
215C Schrank Hall South 
slhudak@uakron.edu

Purpose of the Masters of Science Program in Nutrition

The purpose of the Masters of Science Program in Nutrition is to enhance the education of practicing dietitians or individuals interested in nutrition research. The Masters Program at The University of Akron is not a route to becoming a Registered Dietitian.

School Statement of Diversity

The School of Nutrition and Dietetics values diversity as it recognizes and respects that difference in culture, ethnicity, age, gender, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, political views and socioeconomic characteristics positively contribute to the learning environment and our professions.  The School of Nutrition and Dietetics seeks to recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse student population as the mission and goals of the School are more fully realized in a diverse environment where meaningful dialogue occurs across broad inter-professional issues rooted in academic inquiry, research, and discovery.  Diversity in our graduates is necessary to fulfill our professional and social responsibility to provide access to quality, culturally appropriate services for the public. 

College Statement of Diversity

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