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Are you seeking a career in health care that helps patients improve their overall well-being through nutrition? Do you already have a bachelor's degree in another area? The Post Baccalaureate year puts you on the fast track to becoming a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) if you've already earned an undergraduate degree in another area. This postgraduate curriculum provides the prerequisite dietetics/nutrition coursework for application to our Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2024, all RDNs entering the field will be required to have a masters level degree to enter the profession. 

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Learn how the Post-baccalaureate program prepares you for graduate work and can lead to guaranteed admission into our master's program.

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Students need to complete a variety of prerequisite science courses and gain exposure to the field of Nutrition in order to apply to the program.

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The curriculum during the Post-Baccalaureate Year includes courses in Food Science, Nutrition Therapy and Assessment, and Nutrition Counseling.

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Interested in learning more?

Chat Live with Program Director Dr. Deborah Hutcheson on Skype the first Friday of every month from 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm! Simply add PittCDN to your contacts.


The Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.), (, phone (1-800-877-1600 or 1-800-877-1600 x5400), or mail (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995).

For more information on becoming an RDN, visit