Didactic Program in Dietetics Post-Baccalaureate Certificate / Program of Study

The curriculum for the Didactic Program in Dietetics Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This program is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree and need to obtain the required coursework to receive a Verification Statement for application to a Dietetic Internship. The program is designed to be completed in one year and students may apply to enter the Certificate program in the summer or fall semester.

Required DPD Coursework


Courses Eligible for Transfer
FN 124/126 Principles of Foods/Lab
FN 227 Introductory Nutrition
FN 250 Perspectives in Nutrition
FN 330/336 Experimental Food Science/Lab
BIO 110/151 Biology I/Lab
BIO 334/344 Microbiology/Lab
BIO 322/342 Anatomy Physiology/Lab
CHEM 111/141 Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 221/241 Organic Chemistry/Lab
FCS 764 Methods of Teaching
MAT 175 Statistics
PSY 100 Psychology

Courses to be Completed at Meredith College
FN 260 Nutrition in Diverse Populations*
FN 310/311 Food Service Mgmt. Systems I/Lab
FN 320 Food Service Mgmt Systems II
FN 340 Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism*
FN 440 Med. Nutr Ther., Assess & Couns I*
FN 450 Med. Nutr Ther., Assess., & Couns. II*
FN 480 Colllquium in Nutrition

*These courses may be completed at the graduate level by students who are also accepted into the Meredith College Master of Science in Nutrition Program.


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