Become a Registered Dietitian (RD)

For more information on becoming a registered dietitian (RD), download our Pathway to RD Flowchart (PDF).

Coordinated Program in Nutrition & Dietetics

The Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics combines the traditional 4 years of didactic study and a 5th year of supervised practice into an accelerated 4-year program. Students who complete the Coordinated Program earn a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and are eligible to take the National Registration Examination for Dietitians after graduation. More about the Coordinated Program


Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics

The 4-year Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics leads to a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. There are two curriculum options within this program: the DPD traditional curriculum option and the DPD Spanish emphasis curriculum option. The DPD must be followed by an ACEND accredited dietetic internship in order to be eligible to sit for the registration exam. Although there is a shortage of internship sites and completion of the DPD does not guarantee acceptance into an internship, the faculty will offer guidance with the internship application process. More about the Didactic Program


Nutrition & Wellness

The Nutrition and Wellness track provides a broad curriculum that includes both liberal arts and nutrition and science courses. This educational framework provides the knowledge, skills, and values needed for entry into graduate school or a career in nutrition and wellness. Unlike the Coordinated and Didactic Programs, this track is not accredited. Students in this track are not eligible to sit for the registration examination. More about Nutrition & Wellness


Family & Consumer Sciences

The Family and Consumer Sciences program is a comprehensive, experience-based program that prepares graduates for teaching at the elementary and secondary (K-12) level. The program leads to certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to teach family and consumer sciences in K-12. More about Family & Consumer Sciences