School of Adult and Graduate Education
Master of Health Science
Martine Scannavino, DHSc, RDN, LDN, FAND
Chair, Department of Nutrition
The Allen Chair of Nutrition
Director, Master of Health Science
610-437-4471 ext. 3486
Didactic Program in Dietetics
Shelley L. DePinto, MS, RDN, LDN
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
The Allen Center for Nutrition
610-437-4471 ext. 4487
Marilou Wieder, MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN
Director, Dietetic Internship
610-606-4471 Ext 3445
When you study the science of nutrition at Cedar Crest College, you are laying the groundwork for a wide variety of rewarding career options. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the credentialing requirements in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Graduates from our accredited nutrition programs are currently employed at some of the area’s most well-respected health care facilities and organizations, including St. Luke's Health Network, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Advantage Nutrition, Aetna, Lehigh University and the U.S. Veterans Administration.
Our accredited undergraduate nutrition (DPD) coursework is designed to prepare students for application to an accredited Dietetic Internship (DI), graduate school, or the job market. Students considering entrance to the profession of dietetics as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) should review the Undergraduate Nutrition/DPD details.
Qualified dietitians are very much in demand in specialized areas of practice including but not limited to:
The highest level of accreditation
Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
A direct track to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
A college committed to health and wellness
“Health and wellness” is one of the five guiding principles of the College, as outlined in our strategic plan. This means more opportunities for you to put your nutrition knowledge into action at events such as our annual health and wellness conference.
Valuable real-world experiences
Our Allen Center for Nutrition, which offers outreach programs throughout the Lehigh Valley, provides students with a variety of civic engagement opportunities. As part of the program, students gain valuable experiences in community, food service and healthcare settings with local nutrition professionals.
A respected name in nutrition education
Our students and faculty regularly present their work at local, state and national conferences. In addition, surveys indicate that internship directors and employers are impressed with the preparedness of Cedar Crest nutrition graduates.
In concert with the philosophy of Cedar Crest College and the Standards of Practice of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the nutrition program is committed to developing competent dietetic professionals who serve the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition and act with integrity and respect for differences.