The university awards the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Dietetics to students upon successful completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) curriculum listed below. Students must complete all courses listed in the curriculum with a grade of “C” or higher to graduate. The Dietetics Program maintains national accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 1.800.877.1600 extension 5400).The DPD curriculum includes academic, laboratory, and clinical education experiences. (DPD students have the option to obtain a minor in Culinary Arts or Business Administration.) Graduates of the DPD, who would like to become a Registered Dietitian, must complete a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship to be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. These highly competitive internships are available throughout the United States. Upon completion of the DPD, students may request a verification statement from the DPD Director which is required for application to an internship. To receive a verification statement which documents that the DPD requirements have been completed, the student must meet the University requirements for graduation for the dietetics major, complete all the courses listed in the curriculum with a grade of “C” or higher, and earn a minimum of a 3.0 in the DPD courses listed in the Student Handbook (www.nicholls.edu/dietetics). Completion of the DPD does not guarantee the student’s eligibility for a verfication statement.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics
- (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
- (GER) General Education Requirement;
- (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
- (UR) University Requirement
Suggested Course Sequence:
|YEAR*||COURSE NAME||COURSE NUMBER||REQUIREMENT||CREDIT HRS|
|1||Freshman Seminar Course||UR||1|
|2||Computer Literacy Elective(s)||CLR||2|
|3||ECON Elective||200-level or above||GER||3|
|3||ENGL Literature Elective||GER||3|
|4||Fine Arts Elective||GER||3|
*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)
Courses in major are taken in a sequential order. Students should obtain a curriculum plan from their assigned advisor.