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Overview

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Our undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics students acquire a strong academic foundation of knowledge and skills to meet the required coursework and experiences to apply to either a Dietetic Internship or a Coordinated Master’s Program in Dietetics in order to become Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs). 

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) will be voluntarily closing effective May 31, 2020. The last class of students that will be admitted to the DPD will be students who apply in the Spring Term of 2018 to begin the program as juniors in Fall 2018. No students will be admitted after this time. The DPD will maintain its ACEND accreditation status through May 31, 2020. Students who do not complete all DPD course requirements by May 31, 2020 will not be considered graduates of an ACEND-accredited DPD. For more information about the closure of the DPD, please contact Lori Cherok at lcherok@pitt.edu

The Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition is offering two new programs: 

  • Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics (Coordinated MS) which will provide both the didactic and the experiential practice competencies to meet eligibility requirements for the National Registration Examination for Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists and will replace the current DPD and CMD programs.
  • Bachelor of Science program in Nutrition Science provides students the knowledge to apply the science of food and nutrition to the well-being and health of people. This program does not prepare students to become Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs). 

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About

Learn more about the mission and goals of our undergraduate Nutrition program and how it puts students on track to become Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs). 

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Admission

View the admission requirements and course prerequisites for the Nutrition program.

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Curriculum

Learn about the Nutrition program curriculum and required coursework.

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Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities available to Nutrition students.

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Program Goals and Outcomes

Learn more about our program goals and outcomes.