DPD Admission Requirements

Didactic Option in Dietetics (DPG) - General Information
Starting with the incoming class of Fall 2010 , when students enter the nutrition program they will be designated as Nutrition (no option chosen) for their entire Freshman year. By September 15th of their sophomore year students must select a nutrition option (Nutritional Sciences, Nutrition and Wellness or Dietetics). Students who select the Dietetics option must complete a formal application and be selected by faculty for admission into the Dietetics Option.

Minimum Application Criteria for Dietetics Option

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Completion at application time of the following courses and acceptable grade in each:


Acceptable Grade

 NUTR 400

Greater than or equal to B

BMS 507

Greater than or equal to C+

BMS 508

Greater than or equal to C+

HMP 401

Greater than or equal to C

 NUTR 476

Greater than or equal to B

 NUTR 401



Formal Application Process

  • Deadline for Application is September 15th or February 15th.
  • Submission of an essay (500 words or less) describing why they wish to enter the dietetics program.
  • Provide an unofficial transcript.
  • All applications will be reviewed by the Director and Associate DPD Director.
  • Notification of acceptance by October 15th or March 15th respectively.

Other Information

  • Admission into the dietetics option is a competitive process with a minimum number of placements. Meeting all admission criteria does not guarantee placement.
  • External transfer students will remain Nutrition (no option chosen) until they meet application criteria.
  • Internal transfer students will have same requirements as other students.
  • Any student’s application with a question of admission will be reviewed by the entire faculty to determine admission status.
  • Once accepted into the dietetics option, students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. Students who fall below a 3.0 will be placed on probation for a semester. If the GPA does not improve to a 3.0 or better, the student will forfeit their spot in the program.