Department of Nutrition

Our nutrition programs extend beyond acute care to focus on community health promotion and nutritional wellness.


Students in our on-campus programs are surrounded by world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities, and we offer an online master’s degree for those interested in distance learning at the graduate level. 

Our faculty are recognized experts in the field, and our graduates are well-prepared to work in all facets of nutrition and dietetics.

Programs in this Department:

Accreditation 

Simmons is accredited by the Commission for Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. 

The Simmons Nutrition Department's Didactic Program in Dietetics is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL, 60606, tel: (800) 877-1600 ext 5400.

The Simmons Dietetic Internship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND),120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL, 60606, tel: (800) 877-1600 ext 5400.

Licensure

Registered Dietitian (RD) Exam 3 year rolling Pass Rates (a licensure requirement)

Simmons Program Simmons First Time Pass Rate National First Time Pass Rate 
Dietetic Internship97%69%
Certificate in the Didactic  Program in Dietetics99%93%
BS Nutrition and Dietetics100%93%
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Student Story

I'm able to connect on a deep, individual level with my patients. It is rewarding to help them find a sense of agency and control over their eating patterns and stop fighting their bodies.