The Dietetics Program, also known as a Didactic Program in Dietetics, or DPD, is a four-year program, which has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The curriculum meets the knowledge, skills, and competencies for entry-level dietitian education programs and will result in a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Dietetics. Following completion of the degree, students need to apply and get accepted into an accredited dietetics internship. Upon completion of an internship and the successful completion of the national registration examination, you will be a registered dietitian, eligible for licensure in most states.
If you pursue this major, you will take courses in mathematics, chemistry, biology, nutrition, and food science, as well as classes that will focus on developing your management and communication skills. Your course work will include supervised hands-on experiences.
To successfully complete the program you must meet the University's and College of Education and Human Development's general education requirements, the program major courses, and supportive required courses.
Suggested 4-year course sequence in Dietetics.
The Dietetics check sheet includes all required program courses as well as college requirements.
Access course descriptions and select "F" to find Food and Nutrition courses.