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Nutrition Students on Farm Field Trip

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) (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). 

For more detailed information, please click here.

Didactic Program Curriculum*
62 Credits

Junior Year, Fall Term

Junior Year, Spring Term

Senior Year, Fall Term

Senior Year, Spring Term

*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.