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COVID-19 Update:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dietitian Nutritionist program is altering its application requirements to be consistent with the safety precautions and guidelines issued by the University, state and local governments. To accomodate this effort, the requirements for applicants to the program for fall 2021 admission shave been updated. 

Changes in effect for admissions submitted for fall 2021 only are as follow:

  • You are still required to submit a resume, however the volunteer or paid work experience requirement will not be weighted on the admissions evaluation for applicants.
  • Two letters of recommendation will be required (academic and volunteer/work supervisor); the registered dietitian recommendation letter will not be required. 

We welcome applicants of all abilities/disabilities, religions, marital statuses, familial statuses, sexes, ages, sexual orientations, veteran statuses, national origins, ancestries, races, colors, genetic information, and gender identities and expressions.

There are three ways to enter the Dietitian Nutritionist Program. Please see the options below for details: 

Application Procedures

Pitt Students (including regional campuses)

Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application.

Pitt Students: Apply Now

Transfer Students

Transfer students must apply to the University of Pittsburgh by completing the Office of Admission and Financial Aid's Transfer Application and selecting Health Information Management as their intended field of study. International transfer students click here.

Transfer Students: Apply Now

Credit Evaluations

Thank you for your interest in the Dietitian Nutritionist Program! We are happy to provide you with a credit evaluation to help you determine your eligibility for the program. In order to assist you we ask that you complete the appropriate prerequisite chart below and provided official transcripts* from all institutions attended.

Email your prerequisite chart to maguire@pitt.edu.

Official e-transcripts must be emailed to maguire@pitt.edu. Official paper transcripts should be mailed to the address below (it is not necessary to send both paper and e-transcripts):

University of Pittsburgh
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Office of Admissions
Attn: Jessica Maguire/Credit Evaluation Request
4021 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Please note we may request you provide course descriptions and/or course syllabi if needed, and that once we have received all required materials the approximate response time is two weeks.

*If there are no changes (i.e. additional courses taken) these transcripts may be used for your application.

Pitt students should contact admissions@shrs.pitt.edu with any questions about prerequisites.