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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition is offering two new programs:
- Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics (Coordinated MS) (pending approval by ACEND) 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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Didactic Program Curriculum*
Junior Year, Fall Term
- HRS 1000 - Introduction to Research, 3 credits
- HRS 1023 - Human Physiology, 4 credits
- NUTR 1602 - Nutrition Assessment 1, 3 credits
- NUTR 1609 - Clinical Biochemistry, 3 credits
- NUTR 1620 - Macronutrient Metabolism, 3 credits
Junior Year, Spring Term
- NUTR 1610 - Food Science 1, 3 credits
- NUTR 1612 - Food and Culture, 3 credits
- NUTR 1613 - Food Science 1 Laboratory, 1 credit
- NUTR 1621 - Micronutrient Metabolism, 3 credits
- Elective, 6 credits
Senior Year, Fall Term
- NUTR 1603 - Nutrition Assessment 2, 3 credits
- NUTR 1605 - Principles of Nutrition Education & Counseling, 3 credits
- NUTR 1614 - Application of Critical Thinking to Nutrition Issues, 3 credits
- NUTR 1630 - Nutrition Therapy 1, 3 credits
- HRS 1009 - Organizational Theory & Concepts in Healthcare Facilities, 3 credits
Senior Year, Spring Term
- NUTR 1604 - Food Service Management with Lab, 3 credits
- NUTR 1608 - Professional Trends and Issues, 3 credits
- NUTR 1622 - Nutrition in the Life Cycle, 3 credits
- NUTR 1632 - Nutrition Therapy 2, 3 credits
- Elective, 3 credits
*The major portion of the DPD curriculum consists of courses that are required and that are offered in a planned sequence. Included are professional level courses that are offered only once during the academic year. Any deviation from completing the courses in the planned sequence may cause a delay in progressing to higher level required courses and ultimately delay the year of graduation.
The Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60606-6995, 312/899-5400.