Nutrition Department Overview

The mission of the Department of Nutrition in the College of Health Sciences at West Chester University is to shape tomorrow’s nutrition and dietetics professionals and leaders through quality, relevant, and innovative teaching, service, and scholarship. The Nutrition Department offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The degree and curriculum options offer a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities including clinical dietetics, community/public health nutrition, sports nutrition, wellness, foodservice management, and more.

Undergraduate Degree Concentrations and Minor

All three undergraduate concentrations are designed the same for all first-year students, so ideally students will select a concentration when they are scheduling courses for their third semester. All students should work with their academic advisors to help choose the appropriate concentration.

Graduate Degree Program

The Master of Science in Community Nutrition is a 100% online program, research-focused for students seeking an advanced nutrition degree.

Master of Science in Community Nutrition (MSCN)


WCU Dietetic Internship

The WCU Distance Dietetic Internship is a graduate or post-master’s-level, supervised practice program, which prepares students to become a RDN. 

WCU Dietetic Internship (DI)


The West Chester University Didactic program in Dietetics (DPD) and Dietetic Internship (DI) are currently granted accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 1-800-877-1600, ext. 5400,

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