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Registered Dietitian Course List

Fulfill your education requirements and advance your career options through the selected course requirements listed below. Students may choose the thesis or non-thesis curriculum, depending upon individual preference and needs.

Both the thesis and non-thesis options require the following classes:

A. Professional Core Courses (9 credits)

  • BIOL 602 Biomtry (3 credits)
    • or
  • GSR 516 Statistics I (3 credits)
  • GSR 615 Elements of Research (3 credits)
  • FDNT 650 Seminar in Food and Nutrition I (1.5 credits)
  • FDNT 660 Seminar in Food and Nutrition II (1.5 credits)

B. Department Core Courses (18–21 credits)

  • FDNT 544 Food and Composition and Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • FDNT 547 Nutritional Aspects of Food and Technology (3 credits)
  • FDNT 558 Advanced Human Nutrition (3 credits)
  • FDNT 564 Food and Nutrition Research Methods (3 credits)
  • FDNT 601 Food Service Management Theory and Practicum (3 credits)
  • FDNT 602 Information Technology for the Dietetic Professional (1 credit)
  • FDNT 603 Food and Nutrition Education: Teaching Pedagogy (1 credit)
  • FDNT 604 Medical Nutrition Therapy (2 credits)
  • FDNT 605 Nutrition Intervention Strategies (1 credit)
  • FDNT 612 Administration of Food Service Systems (3 credits)
  • FDNT 641 Eating Behaviors (3 credits)
  • FDNT 642 Contemporary Issues in Food and Nutrition (3 credits)
  • FDNT 645 Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Fats (3 credits)
  • FDNT 646 Vitamins and Minerals (3 credits)
  • FDNT 651 Professional Dietetic Practice (3 credits)
  • FDNT 652 Seminar in Foodservice Management (1 credit)
  • FDNT 711 Nutrition and the Lifecycle (3 credits)
  • FDNT 743 Clinical Dietetics (3 credits)
  • FDNT 795 Thesis (4-6 credits: thesis option students only)

C. Electives (6–9 credits)

Students will elect additional courses from the IUP Graduate Catalog that are appropriate for their needs and interests. Advisors will approve elective choices. Students may apply up to six credits of FDNT 696 or 698 Internship toward program electives.

  • Food and Nutrition Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 102
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4440
  • Fax: 724-357-3007
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.