Información de la nutrición en español


Food and Nutrition information for Spanish speaking users
Información sobre alimentos y nutrición para usarios de lengua español

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Overview

Didactic Program in Dietetics (Traditional Curriculum Option)

The traditional curriculum option in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is an undergraduate program which meets the educational requirements set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).  Students completing the DPD requirements and a bachelor’s degree will earn a verification statement indicating that students are eligible to apply to an accredited dietetic internship program.  The DPD provides a theoretical background in food science and preparation, general nutrition, life cycle nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, food systems management, research, and community nutrition.  Students following this curriculum option are eligible to earn a minor in science if an additional 3 credits are taken in an approved science course.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University are required to complete 126 credits before graduation.  With the guidance of the DPD Director, students who have already earned a BS or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, and are graduate students in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department can also complete the DPD curriculum requirements to earn a verification statement.  Students must apply to the DPD at the end of completion of sophomore level courses.

The program is designed to prepare students to apply for an accredited dietetic internship program, graduate school, or the job market.  The DPD must be followed by an ACEND accredited dietetic internship in order to be eligible for the registration examination for Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDN). 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. 

Didactic Program in Dietetics (Spanish Emphasis Curriculum Option)

The Spanish emphasis curriculum option Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is an undergraduate program which meets the educational requirements set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and also earns a student a minor in Spanish.  Additionally, students following this curriculum option will study abroad in a Latin American country for a portion of one semester.  Students completing the DPD requirements and a bachelor’s degree will earn a verification statement indicating that students are eligible to apply to an accredited dietetic internship program.  The DPD provides a theoretical background in food science and preparation, general nutrition, life cycle nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, food systems management, research, and community nutrition.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nutrition and Dietetics at Marywood University are required to complete 126 credits before graduation.  With the guidance of the DPD Director, students who have already earned a BS or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, and are graduate students in the Nutrition and Dietetics Department can also complete the DPD curriculum requirements to earn a verification statement.  Students must apply to the DPD Spanish emphasis curriculum option at the end of completion of sophomore level courses.

The program is designed to prepare students to apply for an accredited dietetic internship program, graduate school, or the job market.  The DPD must be followed by an ACEND accredited dietetic internship in order to be eligible for the registration examination for Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDN). 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. Learn more about this program.

Accreditation

Marywood's Didactic Program in Dietetics is currently granted accreditation status by the 

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
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