Bachelor of Science - Dietetics
Dietetics is the science and art of applying the principles of food and nutrition to health. It's a vital, growing profession with many career possibilities. The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Marshall University leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares students to work in clinical nutrition, community health, and food service management positions. The program provides students with a well-rounded education that includes both classroom and "hands-on" experience. Classes are small and the faculty are committed to ensuring the success of students. The DPD is approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and meets the academic standards to qualify students for a dietetic internship (DI). Students must complete both an undergraduate DPD and a post baccalaureate supervised practice experience to be eligible to take the national Registered Dietitian examination.
Entry into the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requires formal application. Application forms are available from the Director's Office in Prichard Hall, room 315A. Students must submit one copy of the Application for Program Admission to the DPD Director upon completion of the following criteria:
Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher
A minimum of 45 hours of coursework successfully completed
Complete DTS 201 or DTS 202 with a grade "C" or higher