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Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the Food Science and Nutrition Department Dietetics Option – Certificate in Dietetics option, students will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  1.  grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all attempted college coursework
  2. personal statement – statement of personal goals (35/40 score)
  3. a minimum of 240 hours of documented work or volunteer experience in nutrition and dietetics (see form below)
  4. 2 letters of recommendation (academic and professional)

Applications must be requested, completed, and reviewed prior to starting their senior year – fall semester (before enrolling into NUTR 156 – Nutrition Assessment and NUTR 175 Senior Dietetics Seminar) and FSM 133. Students will be notified prior to fall semester whether they have been accepted into the Certificate in Dietetics option.

Individuals who have specific questions about the course requirements or admission requirements for the Certificate in Dietetics Option in the Food Science and Nutrition Department should contact Lisa Herzig, PhD, RDN, CDCES – DPD director ( for more information.

Click here to submit the following documents via Google Form:  Cover letterPersonal statement,  Hours, Updated and approved course outline and any additional documents or supportive materials that you would find helpful to support your application.