Bachelor of Science ~ Dietetics

Application to the Dietetics degree program occurs after a student is enrolled at UNC and has completed the required pre-requisites, typically at the end of the sophomore year.

Application Process for the Didactic Program in Dietetics

To ensure that graduates are best prepared for successful application to dietetic internships, the BS Dietetics degree program at UNC uses an application process separate from the University application. The application to the BS Dietetics program should be submitted the semester prior to the junior year; however, this may be different for new transfer students. Students who wish to apply must meet with their academic advisor prior to application. Students may declare the Dietetics-Seeking major upon entrance to the University; however, they will not be considered accepted into the Program and eligible to earn a degree in Dietetics until they have applied to the Program and been accepted.

Effective Fall 2014, the minimum criteria for admission are an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater, and completion of BIO 110, BIO 245, CHEM 111, FND 210, FND 245 (FND 250 with a grade of B or better may be accepted for FND 245), PSY 120, and STAT 150 with grades of C or better. The applicant may be enrolled in BIO 245 at the time of application and it is expected that the applicant will be enrolled in FND 252 if it has not already been completed at the time of application.

Application Form for the Didactic Program in Dietetics

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Graduation requirements are the same as those required by the University.
  2. In addition, students must earn grades of C or better in all courses required by the major to graduate with the B.S. Dietetics degree and earn a Verification Statement of Program Completion.
  3. Students must also complete the Senior Assessment Exam to receive a Verification Statement of Program Completion.

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at the University of Northern Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND) through 2021 and adheres to the knowledge, skills, and competencies described by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606

  1. Mission of the Dietetics Program
  2. Philosophy and Description of the Program
  3. Program Goals and Outcomes
  4. Knowledge Requirements and Learning Outcomes
  5. Program Costs
  6. Academic Calendar

For further information regarding program policies, specific requirements, and program-specific costs, please refer to the current Student Handbook.