The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Andrews University includes two academic components: Pre-Dietetics and Dietetics.
The first phase (Pre-Dietetics) consists of...
2 years of classes
35 credits of prerequisite and general education courses.
The second phase (Dietetics) consists of...
2 more years of classes
38 credits in professional and cognate courses
The dietetics concentration can be completed in 76 credits, with 124 total credits needed for graduation.
During the Spring semester of their final year, students must register for FDNT490 Review Course for the Comprehensive Exam. Satisfactorily passing the Comprehensive Exam is necessary for a student to be able to receive the verification form for their DPD completion.
Application for second phase of the Dietetics Program should be sent to the Program Director by May 15th for the next school year.
After the four years, the student will need to apply for a Dietetic Internship (which is required in order to become a Registered Dietian). We offer a Dietetic Internship through our department - see the Internship link for more details.
The B.S. degree prepares the student to become a Registered Dietetian (RD). THe RD's fundamental duty is to evaluate the nutritional needs of individuals and develop personal plans to improve each client's health.
To enter the second phase of the Dietetics Program, students should meet the following requirements:
Successful completion of the prerequisite courses listed below with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 & a minimal GPA of 2.25 in the science and FDNT courses.
Continuation in the Dietetics Program requires a student having a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the beginning of thier Junior year.
TRANSFER STUDENTS: Transfer students who enter at the Junior level will be admitted to the Dietetics Program if they have an overall GPA of 3.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.35 for thier science and FDNT courses.
No grade below a C- is accepted and no grade below a C is accepted for FDNT courses.
Submission of application to Dietetics Program which includes:
Statement of Purpose
Two (2) Recommendation Forms
Official transcripts (if transferring from another college)
Please note all information must be reviewed by the Dietetics faculty
The following courses are prerequisites to enter the Didactic Program in Dietetics, and are usually taken during freshman and sophomore years:
|BCHM120||Introduction to Biological Chemistry|
|BIOL 111||Anatomy & Physiology 1|
|BIOL 112||Anatomy & Physiology 2|
|CHEM110||Introduction to Inorganic and Organic Chemistry|
|FDNT118||The Profession of Dietetics|
|MKTG 310||Principles of Marketing|
|PSYC101||Intro to Psychology|
|SOCI119||Principles of Sociology|
The following courses are Cognate Requirements to take during the Didactic Program in Dietetics, and are usually taken during the Junior year:
|BSAD355||Management & Organization|
|BSAD384||Human Resource Management|
The following courses are DPD Requirements to take during the Didactic Program in Dietetics, and are usually taken during the Senior year:
|FDNT310||Nutrition in the Life Cycle|
|FDNT351||Food Service Management I|
|FDNT352||Food Service Management II|
|FDNT421||Community Nutrition I|
|FDNT422||Community Nutrition II|
|FDNT431||Medical Nutrition Therapy I|
|FDNT432||Medical Nutrition Therapy II|
|FDNT448||Nutrition & Wellness|
|FDNT485||Nutrition & Metabolism|
|FDNT490||Dietetic Program Review|
Graduation Requirements include satisfactory completion of curriculum requirements with at least 2.25 cumulative GPA in all dietetics courses (no grade below C). Students completing the DPD program and successfully passing the Senior Comprehensive Exam administered in April of final year will be issued a verification statement Students must complete both the coursework (DPD) requirements and a Dietetic Internship before being eligible to sit for the Registration Examination.
**The B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics is a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) .**
The information on these web pages is for information purposes only. While every attempt has been made to provide accurate information, the Andrews University Bulletin is the final and authoritative guide on regulations such as admission, general, core, major, and cognate requirements.
|Gretchen Krivak||Director of Didactic Program in Dieteticsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Sherine Brown-Fraser||Chair Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellnessemail@example.com|