College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Nutrition & Food Science



(Photo credit: Dr. Udahogora, Margaret, RD)

Thank you for your interest in the Dietetics program at the University of Maryland. The Dietetics program prepares students to apply their knowledge of nutrition to promote healthy eating patterns in the population. Registered Dietitians (RDs) work in many areas including clinical and community nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition education and research, wellness, government, public health, food service management and others. The dynamic field of Dietetics is ever growing and dietitians continue to find new and different ways to communicate nutrition information to the public. This major also prepares students for medical and dental school, as well as graduate study in a variety of fields.

Our accomplished and diverse faculty contribute years of expertise to the Dietetics program. We are quite proud of our program and hope you will find that Dietetics is the career for you.

Approximately 140 students are enrolled in the Dietetics major. Program outcomes data are available on request.

For more information on the Dietetics major and the process of becoming a Registered Dietitian, please visit and read our FAQs.

For additional information on how to become an RDN, please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website. You will find clear guidelines for prospective students who are:

          • High School Students 
          • International Students
          • Career Changer
          • DPD Graduates
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