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Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Dietetic Application

Dietetics & Food Administration Option/Didactic Program in Dietetics

Application Procedure

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)      One personal statements (no more than 1,000 words)

3)      A minimum of 240 hours of documented work or volunteer experience in dietetic related fields.
(community, clinical, food systems)

4)   Two letters of recommendation
             - one professional
             - one academic


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). Students will be notified prior to fall semester whether they have been accepted into the Certificate in Dietetics option.


For more information on this program, please contact the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, Lisa Herzig, PhD, RD, CDE.  If you do not receive a timely response from this faculty member and it is during the University's summer, winter or spring break, please contact the Department of Food Science and Nutrition Research for more information.



Instructions for Applying to the Certificate Option in Dietetics

Certificate Option in Dietetics Application Form

Voluntee/Work Experience Documentation Form