What is Dietetics?
Dietetics is the practical application of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease. Dietetics is an exciting and challenging profession because there are many diseases that are related to nutrition. These include coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
Why major in Dietetics at CMU?
We offer a supportive environment with relatively small class sizes, individual attention from well qualified faculty and opportunities for elective courses. This program is only offered on campus.
Additional opportunities for faculty-student interaction are available through student organizations and research projects. There are opportunities for student research and other activities. Our Student Dietetic Association features many interesting meetings, trips and activities. We have more than 100 dietetics majorsin our dietetics program.
The Interim Didactic Program Director in Dietetics is:
Robin Sabo, MS, MLS, RD
HEV Department Phone: (989)774-3218
CMU Didactic (Undergraduate) Program in Dietetics (DPD) Mission and Goals
To prepare competent graduates in dietetics through an ADA approved didactic program in dietetics, who seek to service the dietary needs of patients, individuals and the community.
1. Prepare students for careers in dietetics and food related professions and/or advanced
study in food related disciplines
2. Provide opportunities for students to translate theory into applied dietetic practice.
3. Provide opportunities for students to develop professionalism.
4. Provide students the opportunity of working with the scientific process.
5. Provide students with the knowledge of the impact that culture and socioeconomic
status have on the food patterns of individuals and groups.