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MS-Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Curriculum


MS Nutrition prerequisite course requirements for
MS/DPD Track:

Prerequisite Course

Meredith Equivalent

General Biology and laboratory

BIO 110/151 Principles of Biology and laboratory

Anatomy & Physiology and laboratory

BIO 322/342 Human Anatomy & Physiology and lab

Microbiology and laboratory

BIO 334/344 Microbiology and laboratory

General Chemistry I and laboratory

CHE 111/141 Chemistry  I and laboratory

Organic Chemistry and laboratory

CHE 221/241 Organic Chemistry and laboratory

Principles of Food

FN 124/126 Principles of Foods and laboratory

Introductory Nutrition

FN 227 Introductory Nutrition

Introductory Statistics

MAT 175 Statistics

Introductory Psychology

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology

Core Courses - 18 hoursFNG - 610: Foundational Research Methods in Nutrition Science (3 cr.)
FNG - 613: Lifecycle Nutrition (3 cr.)
FNG - 622: Advanced Nutrient Metabolism (3 cr.)
FNG - 628: Nutrition and Food Policy (3 cr.)
FNG - 631: Nutrition Education (3 cr.)
FNG - 646: Biostatistics in Nutrition Science (3 cr.)

Capstone Courses - 19 hours
FNG - 614: Medical Nutrition Therapy, Assessment, and Counseling I (4 cr.)
FNG - 615: Medical Nutrition Therapy, Assessment, and Counseling II (3 cr.)
FNG - 617: Food Service Management (3 cr.)
FNG - 618: Food Service Management I Laboratory (1 cr.)
FNG - 619: Food Service Management II and Lab (4 cr.)
FNG - 690: Capstone: Dietetics (3 cr.)

The Dietetics track is an ACEND* accredited program designed for individuals pursuing a career goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Students successfully graduating from the Dietetics (DPD) track will receive a verification statement making them eligible to apply for a dietetic internship program.

* The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, 1-800-877-1600, ext 5400.

Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.

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