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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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View the prerequisite courses necessary to apply to the program.

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View the curriculum for the Post Baccalaureate Year.

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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 of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-5400. 

For more information on becoming an RDN, visit