Bachelor of Science - Human Nutrition & Foods
Area of Emphasis: Dietetics

Program Description:
The BS in Human Nutrition & Foods degree requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. During the first 2 years of the program, students fulfill the English and Math requirements and take 2 semesters of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, 2 semesters of Biology and complete General Education Foundation courses. Specific areas of study in the curriculum include Nutrition, Food Science, Physiology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry.

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to declare the Area of Emphasis in Dietetics. Students completing the BS in Human Nutrition & Foods with Area of Emphasis in Dietetics are eligible to receive a Didactic Program in Dietetics Verification statement.

This Didactic Program in Dietetics (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 Nutritionist examination.

Admission Criteria:
Entry into the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requires formal declaration of the Area of Emphasis in Dietetics. Students may complete necessary paperwork with the Undergraduate Records Officer in room 4104, in the Agricultural Sciences Building.

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must complete all major coursework with a grade "C" or higher
  • 2nd degree seeking students must complete a minimum of 30 hours at West Virginia University.

Megan Govindan MPH, MS, RD, LD
West Virginia University
Director - Didactic Program in Dietetics 304-293-1887