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DPD Program Application

The dietetics degree at Nicholls State University is a Didactic Program in Dietetics and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The didactic program in dietetics is the first step on the path to becoming a Registered Dietitian. To become a Registered Dietitian, a student must complete an accredited education program and earn a verification statement. Secondly the student must complete an ACEND accredited internship and finally pass the RD exam.

Graduates of the Nicholls State University DPD program must earn a 3.0 GPA on DPD courses in order to earn the verification statement needed in order to apply for an internship.

Minimum requirements for application to the program are:

1. Students must be a declared Dietetics major.

2. Student must have a minimum OVERALL GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

3. The following courses (or their equivalent) must be completed with a minimum grade of “C.” While C’s are the minimum grade required, it is recommended that students earn A’s and B’s.

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

BIOL 114 Human Anatomy & Phys I 3
BIOL 115 Human Anatomy & Phys Lab I 1
BIOL 116 Human Anatomy & Phys II 3
BIOL 117 Human Anatomy & Phys  Lab II 1
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
MATH 101 OR 117 College Algebra or Contemporary Math 3
MATH 214 Statistics 3
DIET 111 Food and Nutrition 3
DIET 215 Meal Management 3
DIET 200 Applied Nutrition 3
CHEM 101 OR 105 General Chem I or Introductory Chem I 3
PSYC Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 35 hours

Applications for Fall 2015 Admission is due: TBA please contact Elizabeth Sloan for more information at 985.493.2613

Applications can be mailed to: Elizabeth Sloan, PO BOX 2090, Thibodaux, LA 70310

Click here for the 2015 Dietetics Application: dietetics app

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