Nutrition studies respects the food habits of diverse peoples balanced with scientific methodology.

The study of nutrition investigates the ways in which food promotes the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the environment. Focused academic inquiry in food and nutrition is interdisciplinary, complemented by biology, chemistry, mathematics, and psychology, to name a few.


Why Study Nutrition at CSB+SJU?

  • Our program offers many unique learning opportunities in laboratory settings as well as classroom experiences.
  • Students may choose to do independent research projects.
  • All of our classes and labs are taught by qualified faculty members.
  • Students have a variety of service learning opportunities through courses offered in the nutrition department.

Program Overview

The Nutrition Department offers a major in nutrition, a minor in nutrition and an area of concentration in dietetics through the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The DPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. All nutrition majors complete a set of required foundation courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics and nutrition. Additional course work is selected based on the student’s concentration or pre-requisite guidelines for post-graduate education. The department has developed Advising Tracks as an aid to guide students into appropriate courses based on their future goals.

Meet the Profs


Hands-on Learning

Scholarships, Student Research Archives, Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Student Handbook

Student Resources

Life as a Nutrition Major

Mission, Learning Goals and Objectives

Learning Outcomes
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Mark Glen MS, RD
Chair, Nutrition Department
CSB Academic Services Building 151
Fax 320-363-5582