Dietetics is a profession which focuses on the food and nutrition intake of individuals and its relationship to health. Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) are trained in the sciences and can translate scientific findings and help people live healthy lives. Dietetic students receive a broad education in nutrition, food, management, physical, biological, and social sciences. Dietitians work in a variety of settings including hospitals, extended care facilities, community agencies, food industry, corporate agencies, schools, and private practice.
NUSC majors in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) track can declare DPD concentration and follow a curriculum that meets the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) academic requirements. Declaration of the DPD concentration within the Nutritional Sciences major requires a minimum of 60 earned credits, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, successful completion of the following courses with a C grade or better: CHEM 1124Q and 1125Q or CHEM 1127Q and 1128Q; CHEM 2241, or 2443 and 2444; and BIOL 1107, and a B grade or better in NUSC 1165 and NUSC 2200.
Students not placed in an internship may choose the third option and register to take the DTR exam. Information about the exam can be found at www.cdrnet.org. Please contact the DPD director Dr. Rhonda Brownbill firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking the DTR exam.
Please refer to our Program Handbook and FAQs for complete information about our program.
DPD Recommended Course Sequence
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