Department of Nutrition

Benedictine University has a 30 year history of excellence in nutrition. We offer an undergraduate  Nutrition major program. Interested and eligible students have the opportunity to pursue the Clinical Dietetics concentration of the major, which is a Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD). Our DPD is one of five programs in Northern Illinois that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students completing the DPD degree program are eligible to apply for acceptance into accredited Dietetic Internship programs.

 

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Wellness program prepares students to become vital ingredients in community-based nutrition and wellness programs. The on campus (Illinois) program provides the opportunity for students to select a concentration in Nutrition:  Health Education or the accredited Dietetic Internship.   [NOTE:  Students must apply and get accepted into our Dietetic Internship program in order to have the Dietetic Internship concentration.]

This is the only program in the country to offer a combined M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness / Dietetic Internship program. Successful completion of the combined M.S./Dietetic Internship program qualifies one to sit for the registration examination to become a Registered Dietitian

Students interested in pursuing a concentration in Nutrition Entrepreneurship or Health Education can elect to enroll in our high quality, fully online M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness program. Benedictine University also offers a M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness / Master of Public Health dual degree.

Nutrition: The scientific study of food and nourishment, including food composition, dietary guidelines, and the roles that various nutrients have in maintaining health. It is the process by which living organisms obtain food and use it for growth, metabolism, and repair. The stages of nutrition include ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, assimilation, and excretion. Source: nutrition. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Science Dictionary. Retrieved August 08, 2012, from Dictionary.com website

Dietetics: The integration, application and communication of principles derived from food, nutrition, social, business and basic sciences, to achieve and maintain optimal nutrition status of individuals through the development, provision and management of effective food and nutrition services in a variety of settings. - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Upcoming Events

Mar
1
S.A.N.D. "Healthy Bake Sale"
Main Campus in Lisle
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Event Details

S.A.N.D. "Healthy Bake Sale"

Date: March 01

Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon Atrium

Event Sponsor: Nutrition Department

Contact: s.A.N.D. Club    BuNutrition2016@gmail.com

Event Description:

Please see flyer for details.


Mar
9
Concussion in the Young Athlete - Community Forum (COEHS)
Main Campus in Lisle
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Details

Concussion in the Young Athlete - Community Forum (COEHS)

Date: March 09

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: GN 411

Event Sponsor: College of Education and Health Services - COEHS

Contact: Dr. Sunil Chand    630.829.1930    schand@ben.edu

Event Description:

"Concussion in the Young Athlete" Community Forum 3-9-17

Please save the date for our spring COEHS Community Forum to be held on Thursday, March 9 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. The topic is, "Concussion in the Young Athlete: What You Need to Know"

Please see flyer for details.


Apr
19
Nutrition Undergraduate Annual Awards and Banquet
Main Campus in Lisle
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Details

Nutrition Undergraduate Annual Awards and Banquet

Date: April 19

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Krasa ABC Rooms

Event Sponsor: Nutrition Department

Contact: Ms. Egle Liutkus    630.829.6596    eliutkus@ben.edu

Event Description:

Save the Date:

April 19, 2017

Nutrition Undergraduate Annual Awards and Banquet

Details to follow.

Apr
20
COEHS Student Alumni Networking Event
Main Campus in Lisle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Details

COEHS Student Alumni Networking Event

Date: April 20

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon - 5th Floor

Event Sponsor: COEHS

Contact: Ms. Erica George    630.829.6084    egeorge@ben.edu

Event Description:

COEHS Student Alumni Networking Event is scheduled for Thursday, April 20th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm in Kindlon 5th floor.

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Department of Nutrition
Benedictine University

Catherine Arnold, MS, EdD, RD.
Department Chair

Egle Liutkus
Administrative Assistant

Email: eliutkus@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6596

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

By Mail:
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Kindlon Hall, Room 224
Lisle, IL 60532

Fax: (630) 829-6595