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MS-Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Track

The Master of Science Degree in Nutrition is a 33-37 semester hour program. The curriculum contains 18 hours of coursework providing the foundation of the science and application of nutrition which includes the research process, study of the essential nutrients and their role in human biology and well-being, nutrition in the lifecycle, education, and the food system. Students can select between the Dietetics and the Food and Nutrition Studies tracks.

The MS-Didactic Program in Dietetics track is an ACEND accredited program designed for individuals with a career goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR).  If a student successfully matches to an ACEND accredited dietetic internship post-graduation, they will complete a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice to become eligible to take the CDR credentialing exam for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN). Beginning January 1, 2024, all students who wish to take the CDR credentialing exam will need to complete a graduate degree. For more information, please visit CDR.

The Meredith College Didactic Program in Dietetics is fully accredited by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) which is located at 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, 1-800-877-1600, ext 5400.

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Maximum enrollment for the dietetics track at Meredith College is 50 students.

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Tracy Smith
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001 Martin Hall Annex
(919) 760-8735

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