Integrated Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

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Thank you for your interest in the UW Integrated Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics. The Program is established within the academic health care entities of the University of Wisconsin-Madison including the UW Medical Foundation, UW Hospitals and Clinics and UW School of Medicine and Public Health. UW Health is also home to American Family Children’s Hospital and the UW Carbone Cancer Center. The program is offered as a partnership within the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Nutritional Sciences.

Contact Information
Culinary and Clinical Nutrition Services
(608) 890-5297

Integrated Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics Handbook (pdf)

About the Integrated Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

You are ready to take the first step to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). To learn more about the path to become an RDN, visit The Academy’s Reference, Five Steps to Become an RDN.

UW Health has an incredible opportunity for you to explore this Integrated Program. It provides graduate students with an invaluable educational experience of actively learning, gaining competency and providing remarkable healthcare in a patient- and family-centered environment at one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.

The program is integrated into the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition at UW-Madison and provides 10 months of supervised experiential learning experiences under the supervision of passionate and knowledgeable preceptors who are leaders nationwide. The program allocates 32 hours each week to supervised practice experiences in the clinical, public health and food systems administration domains. All students have the option of concentrating their learning in the areas of clinical nutrition (MNT), public health or food system administration.

Program outcomes

UW Health has fostered student excellence in dietetic practice since 1953. The program has proven outcomes of success and are available upon request.  

As a student, you will acquire the skills necessary to pursue a variety of career opportunities in the nutrition profession. This is a comprehensive program in which dietetic students actively learn and become competent in best-practice, patient- and family-focused nutrition care at a tertiary hospital providing all levels of medical care. The strength of this program lies in the high quality of knowledgeable preceptors providing supervised practice, usually within a one- on-one rotation experience. The overall learning experience is enhanced with graduate learning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nutritional Sciences Department.


The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). ACEND is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education (USDE). ACEND can be contacted by:

Phone: 800/877-1600, ext. 5400
Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995

Upon successful completion, graduates receive a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and a Verification Statement and are then eligible to take the registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.