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dietetics

Using Your Degree

St. Kate's dietetics major is excellent preparation for a career in nutrition, weight management or food research in many settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Food companies
  • Food service industry
  • Colleges and universities
  • Private practice

Our alumnae include:

  • Kim Nguyen Kraly, who did her dietetic internship at St. Mary's/Mayo and now works as a renal dietitian.
  • Nicole Hanson Larson, who completed her dietetic internship, masters and doctorate in public health nutrition, now does internationally recognized research in children and adolescent eating behaviors and nutritional issues.
  • Brooke Schneider, a dietitian with an eating disorders treatment program in the Twin Cities.
  • Michelle Tucker, a senior nutrition scientist with the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition.

Advanced study opportunities

Your dietetics degree from St. Kate's will also open doors for graduate work in foods and nutrition and other fields, including biology, medicine and business administration. With an advanced degree in dietetics and nutrition, you can establish careers in areas such as:

  • food and nutrition-related business and industry
  • corporate wellness programs and sports nutrition
  • diabetes educator
  • community/public health nutrition programs
  • hospitals, clinics, or other health-care facilities
  • research in food companies or universities 

You can also combine a career in research and education. Our professors are role models. All are often teaching about nutrition and dietetics while carrying out their research on topics of personal interest.