B.S. NDHA: Dietetics Track

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Our Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) is accredited through ACEND, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Your bachelor's degree will prepare and qualify you to apply for and complete an ACEND-accredited internship program (IP) in nutrition and dietetics. After successfully completing the IP and passing the registration exam, you will become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Your curriculum includes courses in:

  • general nutrition
  • medical nutrition therapy
  • community nutrition
  • nutrition through the life cycle
  • nutritional biochemistry
  • food science, and 
  • food service management.

Your path will also require a strong scientific background, so you'll take:

  • general biology
  • anatomy and physiology
  • microbiology
  • pathophysiology
  • chemistry
  • social and behavioral science, and
  • communications.

Academic Advisement

You should meet with your academic advisor to check your progress toward your degree. At least one year prior to your anticipated graduation, you should meet with the DPND Program Director to discuss progress toward graduation and options afterward. You should also work closely with the DPND Program Director in applying for internships.