Human Nutrition & Dietetic Science (HNDS)

Two Options For HNDS Majors

1. Pre-Dietetics / Dietetics Option

  • HNDS Pre-Dietetics/Dietetics Student Handbook 2019
    The Pre-Dietetics/Dietetics option is an accredited program with an admissions requirement. Please download and read this handbook to learn more about the program, the application process, and the application fee.

The Dietetics Option within the HNDS major emphasizes dietetics sciences with many foundational science courses. This option enables graduates to pursue the registered dietitian credential and work in clinical, community, and a variety of other settings.

The Dietetics Option is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Learn more at Eat Right Pro.

The mission, goals, and objectives of NMSU's Dietetics program can be viewed in the student handbook. Contact the Program Director for program outcome data.

2. Nutrition Education Option

The Nutrition Education Option within the HNDS major emphasizes nutrition and health science, and instruction. Graduates will be able to provide education to the community and the general public regarding healthy living and healthy eating.

Internship Options

  • Community Nutrition

  • Clinical

  • Foodservice Management

  • Possible future affiliation agreements

Professional Organizations

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HNDS Major Roadmaps

For previous catalog year roadmaps, please contact Professor O'Donnell at bodonnel@nmsu.edu.

New Mexico State University tuition and fee rates apply to both options in the HNDS major. For more information on tuition and fee rates, please visit University Accounts.

Further Information

Brigit O'Donnell, MS, RD, LD (Professor O'Donnell)
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
College Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetic Science
Email: bodonnel@nmsu.edu

Dr. Stephanie Rogus, PhD, RD
Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetic Science
Email: srogus@nmsu.edu

Dr. Shadai Martin, PhD, RD
Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetic Science
Email: ssmartin@nmsu.edu

Gaby Phillips, MS, RD, LD
Director, Dietetic Internship Graduate Program
College Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetic Science
Email: gabyphil@nmsu.edu

NMSU - Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND)

Parallel Fields - Broadening Your Expertise

Many minors are available at NMSU compliment the HNDS major. Only a few more classes can enhance your understanding and can prepare you for a unique expertise in the field of nutrition.

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