All applicants must first apply and be admitted to the university. This admittance, however, does not assure acceptance to the Nutrition and Dietetics Program. Applications for the university must be completed on-line.
During the spring semester of the sophomore year, students must apply for admission to the Nutrition and Dietetics program. The application must be received by March 1 for consideration by the admissions committee. Application forms may be found below or are available from an advisor in the Dean’s office or the Nutrition and Dietetics offices in Hutcheson Hall.
Requirements for consideration of an applicant are as follows:
The program must receive all information by March 1. Upon receipt of this information, the Admissions Chair will review all aspects of the applicant’s record to determine if the applicant will be considered for an interview. Entry into the B.S. program for Nutrition and Dietetics and its Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requires completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of “C” or better in each course within the first two attempts:
MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics
NTFD 1010 Introductory Nutrition
NTFD 2420 Principles of Nutrition Science
CHEM 1110/11 General Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 1120/21 General Chemistry II/Lab
HSCI 2010/11 Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab
HSCI 2020/21 Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab
One cohort group is admitted each year for the fall semester. Students are required to attend four consecutive semesters to complete the Nutrition and Dietetics curriculum. Admission is determined by the Nutrition and Dietetics Admissions Committee. Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of academic preparation and record.
Progression and Retention Requirements
Progression in the Nutrition and Dietetics program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, and the completion of all science and NTFD courses with a grade of C or better. Students receiving less than a 2.0 in any of the science or NTFD classes will be placed on probation. Once the student is admitted to the program, students with two grades of D or a failing grade in any one of the sciences or NTFD courses will not be permitted to progress in the Nutrition and Dietetics curriculum. Students earning failing grades in any science or NTFD course will be reviewed by the faculty to determine whether students will be allowed to progress.