Nutrition & Dietetics: Didactic Program


Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics (Traditional Curriculum Option)

The 4-year Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) leads to a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. Students must apply to the DPD at the end of completion of sophomore level courses. The DPD must be followed by an ACEND accredited dietetic internship in order to be eligible to sit for the registration exam to earn the Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) credential. Although there is a shortage of internship sites and completion of the DPD program does not guarantee acceptance into an internship; the faculty will offer guidance with the internship application process. 

Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics (Spanish Emphasis Curriculum Option)

The 4-year Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) with a Spanish emphasis leads to a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Spanish. Students must apply to the DPD at the end of completion of sophomore level courses. Additionally, students following this curriculum option will study abroad in a Latin American country for a portion of one semester. The DPD must be followed by an ACEND accredited dietetic internship in order to be eligible to sit for the registration exam to earn the Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) credential. Although there is a shortage of internship sites and completion of the DPD program does not guarantee acceptance into an internship; the faculty will offer guidance with the internship application process.

Degree: Bachelor of Science - BS
Program Website
College: College of Health & Human Services
Department Website: Nutrition & Dietetics Department

Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Accreditations

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Contact Information

Office of University Admissions
866-279-9663
Email: YourFuture@marywood.edu

Chairperson: Lee Harrison, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
570-348-6277
Email: nutrition@marywood.edu