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B.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics Track

The dietetics track (Didactic Program in Dietetics, DPD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND; phone 312-899-0040, ext. 5400) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995. The completion of this program prepares students to apply for an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program (dietetic internship) en route to becoming a registered dietitian. A registered dietitian is eligible to be a licensed dietitian nutritionist in Pennsylvania.

The dietetics track prepares professionals to translate food and nutrition science information for diverse members of society. For over fifty years dietitians and nutritionists have earned their degrees from the Department of Food and Nutrition and excel in their careers within many healthcare-related fields. The undergraduate dietetic curriculum results in a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and prepares professionals for a variety of career opportunities in healthcare, food service administration, the food industry, public health, community education, culinary dietetics and food and nutrition research. Each student must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, including 53 hours in Liberal Studies as seen of the Dietetics Curriculum sheet. Learn more about our program from the links below:

The Department of Food and Nutrition offers a combined dietetic internship and Master of Science in Food and Nutrition. Upon completion of the dietetic internship, the student may take the national Registration Exam to be credentialed as a registered dietitian.

Please note: the completion of the Bachelor of Science program does not guarantee acceptance into a supervised practice program such as a dietetic internship.

  • Food and Nutrition Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 102
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4440
  • Fax: 724-357-3007
  • Semester Office Hours
  • Monday–Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– Noon
  • 1:00–4:30 p.m.