2014-2015 College Catalog 
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2014-2015 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dietetics Major, B.S.

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General Information:

Bachelor of Science

Deborah Piland, Didactic Program in Dietetics Director and advisor

The mission of the Dietetics program is to further develop educated persons, preparing them for a broad range of careers in the areas of dietetics or food and nutrition.

The Dietetics program will: 1) attract and retain well-qualified, competent and satisfied candidates; 2) prepare students for entry into supervised practice, graduate programs or nutrition related employment; 3) serve the College and the community by participating in nutrition related work and activities.

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Dietetics major prepares students to pursue careers in dietetics, beginning with the eligibility for entrance into an Accredited Dietetic Internship and leading to eligibility to take the national registration examination. The registered dietitian (RD) is the recognized credential for professionals in the area of food and nutrition. Graduates from the Dietetics major will complete a minimum of 125 semester hours in the approved curriculum. This major may require more than eight semesters, as several courses must be taken in sequence. The ACEND foundation knowledge requirements and learning outcomes for entry-level dietitian education programs are provided through courses within the major and liberal arts education requirements. In the last semester of the senior year, dietetic students are eligible to apply for entrance into Dietetic Internships. In order to receive a Verification Statement, which is required for application to Dietetic Internships and Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) registration exam eligibility, the student must earn at least a 3.0 overall GPA in courses required for the major.


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