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- The process for becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
- The DPD subplan of the Nutrition major
- The Master's in Professional Studies degree and how it works for dietetics students
- DPD curriculum and course concerns
- Questions about SOND
After completing a Biology undergraduate degree in 1996, I came to the U of M and FSCN to complete a MS in Nutrition and the dietetics coursework. I graduated with my Nutrition MS in 1998. Also in 1998, I entered the Dietetic Internship for Graduate Students (DIGS) and finished in January of 1999. I began my career in food service management in residential dining at the U of M, which I continued until August 2000. After that I worked as a clinical dietitian in long-term care for 3 years. But, the University of Minnesota was calling me back. So, I left dietetics and worked for 4 years as Compliance Specialist in the Office of Regulatory Affairs under the Office of the Vice President for Research. While I learned an immense amount of knowledge about clinical research regulations, I was missing dietetics and wanted the chance to work with students. In March 2008, I was fortunate to find myself back in FSCN as the Assistant Director of the DPD. This position was a perfect fit and in a Department that felt like home. I remained the Assistant Director until January 2019 when I became the DPD Director.