Go To ↓ Navigation & Information Other Information

Dietetics Program

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 BIOL 114 GER 3
1 BIOL 115   1
1 BIOL 116 GER 3
1 BIOL 117   1
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 DIET 111   3
1 Freshman Seminar Course   UR 1
1 HPED Elective Approved   2
1 MATH 101 GER 3
1 PSYC Elective   GER 3
1 SOCI 151   3
2 BIOL 205   3
2 CHEM 105 GER 3
2 CHEM 208   3
2 Computer Literacy Elective(s)   CLR 2
2 DIET 120   1
2 DIET 200   3
2 DIET 201   1
2 DIET 215   3
2 DIET 264   3
2 HIST Elective   GER 3
2 HIST Elective   GER 3
2 MATH 214 GER 3
3 DIET 301   3
3 DIET 305   3
3 DIET 316   3
3 DIET 330   3
3 DIET 390   3
3 DIET 410   3
3 ECON Elective 200-level or above GER 3
3 ENGL Literature Elective   GER 3
3 FCED 262 OCR 3
3 MKTG 300   3
3 NURS 311   1
4 Fine Arts Elective   GER 3
4 AHSC 221   3
4 DIET 404   3
4 DIET 416   3
4 DIET 418   3
4 DIET 419   1
4 DIET 450   1
4 DIET 451   2
4 DIET 459   2
4 DIET 495   2
4 ENGL 468 GER 3
4 GEOG 401   3
  TOTAL HOURS     120

*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.

[Back][Top]

Go To ↑ Top