Application for Admission Process

Apply to UNC

Regardless of whether you are degree seeking or certificate seeking, the first step is to apply to UNC, as a transfer student using the Undergraduate Application, and selecting Dietetics-seeking as your major.  Once you have received your acceptance to the university, you will apply to the Distance Dietetic Program (DDP) Program by completing the DDP Application Form.

Apply to the DDP Program

Complete the DDP Application Form. Print out and complete the form.  You can scan and email the form to Amy Baird ( or mail it to:
ATTN: Amy Baird
University of Northern Colorado
Distance Dietetic Program
Gunter 2280, Campus Box 93
Greeley, CO 80639
You will receive an email communication regarding the status of courses completed toward the dietetics curriculum. The email will come from your advisor, whom you can contact for course transfer questions. You will also develop a plan of study (see curriculum guide) in coordination with your advisor.  Application materials may be submitted at any time, but will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until the cohort is filled for a particular year.

Complete the Requirements for Admission

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale including courses to be transferred and those completed at UNC.

Junior status (>60 semester credit hours by time of program start).

The following courses or equivalents that will fulfill program requirements must be completed:

  • BIO 110 Principles of Biology (4), grade of C or better required.
  • CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I (5), grade of C or better required.
  • FND 245 Introduction to Nutrition or FND 250 Principles of Nutrition (3), grade of B or better required for FND 250.

It is expected that the following courses or equivalents that will fulfill program requirements have been completed or are in progress prior to program admittance:

  • BIO 245 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
  • FND 210 Medical Terminology (2)
  • PSY 120 Principles of Psychology (3)
  • STAT 150 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (3)

It is strongly recommended that the following course or its equivalent that will fulfill the program requirement be taken before the start of the program:

  • CHEM 231 Principles of Organic Chemistry (3)

Graduation and Program Requirements

All 30 courses listed in the DDP Curriculum Guide must be completed whether or not a degree is desired.

Certificate requirements include a previous bachelor’s degree and completion of all 30 courses listed in the DDP Curriculum Guide.

Graduation requirements are the same as those required by the University:

  • Completion of the Liberal Arts Core requirements
  • 120 total credits
  • 30 credits from UNC; 20 of those taken last so they are the most recent

In addition, students must attain and maintain a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA, and earn grades of C or better in each individual DPD required course to graduate with the B.S. Dietetics degree and earn a Verification Statement of Program Completion.

Student must also complete the Senior Assessment Exam to receive a Verification Statement of Program Completion.