Preparation Based in Science
Our students meet the changing needs of society and industry in food and nutrition, with a sound knowledge base in science. With foundations in physiological, biological and behavioral sciences, students are well-prepared for clinical, private practice and management aspects of nutrition in health care. Dietetics students develop human relationship skills and expertise in addressing nutritional needs for human growth and development throughout the life cycle.
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Groups Strive to Ensure Breastfeeding Mothers Can Continue After Returning to Work
A few years ago, Associate Professor Alena Clark walked into a University of Northern Colorado restroom and saw a woman hunched over a sink, pumping her breast for milk.
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Distance Dietetic Program
UNC offers a distance-based Didactic Program in Dietetics called the Distance Dietetic Program (DDP). It's the same program as our ACEND accredited on-campus program, but is more accessible for students who aren't able to participate in a full-time on-campus experience. The DDP offers 15 courses online; the rest of the required courses are taken at a regionally accredited institution where you live or on-line.
Meet Bryan Snyder
When Bryan Snyder attended classes in dietetics at UNC, he might not have foreseen that within a few years he’d be standing in as a guest lecturer, sharing his knowledge and insight as the Denver Broncos’ Team Nutrition Manager.
After graduating in 2009, Snyder started his work with the Broncos as an intern—an opportunity he learned about in class. A year later he accepted a full time position with the Broncos, with responsibilities that include dietary supplement evaluations, one-on-one individual consultations, training table menus, meal plans, and sideline hydration and nutrition. He returns to UNC once or twice a year as a guest lecturer.
“You can gain all of the nutrition knowledge in the world, but if you don't know how to communicate the message it’s difficult to be an effective dietitian. UNC taught me this, and how to be more effective as a dietitian,” he says. “At UNC, I met kind and compassionate faculty who sincerely care. Class sizes were great, the community of Greeley was great, and campus is phenomenal.”