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The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) will be voluntarily closing effective May 31, 2020. The last class of students that will be admitted to the DPD will be students who apply in the Spring Term of 2018 to begin the program as juniors in Fall 2018. No students will be admitted after this time. The DPD will maintain its ACEND accreditation status through May 31, 2020. Students who do not complete all DPD course requirements by May 31, 2020 will not be considered graduates of an ACEND-accredited DPD. For more information about the closure of the DPD, please contact Lori Cherok at

The Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition is offering two new programs: 

  • Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics (Coordinated MS) (pending approval by ACEND) which will provide both the didactic and the experiential practice competencies to meet eligibility requirements for the National Registration Examination for Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists and will replace the current DPD and CMD programs.
  • Bachelor of Science program in Nutrition Science provides students the knowledge to apply the science of food and nutrition to the well-being and health of people. This program does not prepare students to become Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs). 

For more detailed information, please click here.

For a list of all faculty and staff within the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, click here.

Lori Cherok
Instructor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Kevin Conley
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, SHRS, Chair and Associate Professor, Dept of Sports Medicine and Nutrition
Trisha Cousins
Instructor and Clinical Coordinator, Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics
Judith Dodd
Assistant Professor
Rhobert W. Evans
Adjunct Professor
Corey Flynn
Deborah Hutcheson
Assistant Professor and Vice Chair, Dept of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, and Director, Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics
Rob Kornosky
Finance and Personnel Manager
Anne Marie Kuchera
Adjunct Instructor
Jessica Magnu
Adjunct Instructor
Meg Mayer-Costa
Adjunct Instructor
Samara Joy Nielsen
Director and Assistant Professor, BS Nutrition Science program