Dr. Maia is the MSAN Assistant Director/Director of RDN Focus at UNE Online. Here, she talks about her background, what drew her to the field of nutrition, and why she is passionate about being an influence on what education looks like for people who intend to become a registered dietitian and get their master’s degree in nutrition online. Can you tell me a little about your background and what drew you to teaching at UNE Online?
I’ve been a registered dietitian for almost 19 years, practicing in Maine and Massachusetts. I’ve enjoyed time in the clinical setting, working with Nutrition Support Teams in large teaching hospitals as well as a variety of positions in outpatient counseling, including a School Nutritionist…
with Angelina Maia, PhD, RD, LD
Dr. Angelina Maia is a Registered Dietitian with over 18 years of experience in the field of nutrition. She currently serves as the MSAN Assistant Director/Director of RDN Focus. Here she talks about trends and areas of growth and opportunity for people looking to work in the field of nutrition.
What career path do our Applied Nutrition students take after completing their classes?
It’s very individualized. The students who were Registered Dietitians prior to entering the program and who have earned this degree are finding it very useful in developing research and education skills that they can use in their work settings.
Students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in wellness and nutrition counseling…