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:


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 Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60606-6995, tel: (312) 899-5400.

The Simmons Dietetic Internship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND),120 South Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Ill 60606. (312) 899-0040, ext.5400.


Registered Dietitian (RD) Exam First Time and Ultimate Pass Rates 2016

Simmons Program Simmons First Time Pass Rate National First Time Pass Rate Simmons Ultimate Pass Rate
Dietetic Internship 92% 87% 92%
Certificate in the Didactic Program in Dietetics/
BS Nutrition and Dietetics
 97% 87% 100%

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