Sandra Walz, Ph.D., RDN, RMT, ALSC


The philosophy of professional education, to which I subscribe, is that students are our future and ought to be educated for practice in a diverse and ever-changing world. To this end, educational systems are obligated to provide an environment where students can develop competence necessary for practice; where acceptance, compassion, cooperation, curiosity, inclusion, integrity, self-reflection, and systems-thinking flourish; and where lifelong learning, service, and sustainability are fostered.


Year Degree School/University Location
1995 PhD in Foodservice and Hospitality Management Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
1991 Master in Food and Nutrition North Dakota State University Fargo, ND
1986 Bachelors in Corporate and Community Fitness North Dakota State University Fargo, ND
1985 Bachelors in Home Economics/Food and Nutrition North Dakota State University Fargo, ND


Course Number Course Name
NTD 205 Principles of Food Selection and Preparation
NTD 301 Consumer Nutrition
NTD 303 Introductory Principles of Human Nutrition
NTD 312 Experimental Foods 
NTD 333 Nutrition: East Meets West
NTD 410 Quantity Food Production
NTD 416 Foodservice Management
NTD 420 Perspectives on Obesity
NTD 422 Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport
NTD 435 Current Topics in Nutrition
NTD 501 Nutrition Concept and Controversies
NTD 503 Human Nutrition
NTD 520 Perspectives on Obesity
NTD 522  Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Performance
HEA 203 The Dietetic Profession
HEA 435 Nutrition/Conditioning for Fitness and Sport
HTL 205 Principles of Food Selection and Preparation


Dirhan, D., Walz, S., Harris, J. (2024) Didactic Program Directors Favor Nutrition Courses in a General Education Curriculum. NDEP-Line, Spring 2024: 12-21.

Walz, S., Dirhan, D. (2023). Let Food Labels Guide Your Food Choices: An Innovative, Consumer-Friendly Tool for Comparing Food and Beverage Products. NDEP-Line, Spring 2023: 5-8.

Dirhan, D., Walz, S. (2022). Nutrition Educators: Advocating for Introductory General Education Nutrition Courses. The Educators Resource by Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals, 78(2): 6-9.  

Walz, S.M. (Aug, 2016). Nutrition Facts Label: Updated Design and Content. Creighton University. Wiley; Daltek. Web. [Last accessed on Aug 16, 2016].
Walz, S.M. (May, 2016). 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines For Americans: A New Focus. Creighton University. Wiley; Daltek. Web. [Last accessed on May 25, 2016].


Pennsylvania Dietetic Association (1995-pr)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (1984-pr)

Dietetic Practice Groups: Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (’17-pr)

Dietetic Educators of Practitioners (DEP, ’95-pr)