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Overview

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The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is no longer accepting students and will be voluntarily closing effective May 31, 2020. 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 other programs: 

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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 Pitt's undergraduate Nutrition program. Students should demonstrate knowledge of the profession through previous work experiences, internships, field and/or volunteer work experiences. 

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Curriculum

The undergraduate Nutrition program curriculum includes courses in Food Science, Nutrition Therapy and Assessment, and Nutrition Counseling.

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Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities available to Nutrition students through Pitt's program and several local and national organizations.

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Program Goals and Outcomes

Learn more about our program standards through our goals and outcomes.


Accreditation 

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, also known as the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), is accredited by ACEND, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Only ACEND accredited programs can train individuals to become RDNs.