Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
Director and Clincial Associate Professor: McKnight
Assistant Professors: Blanton, Weeden
Clinical Associate Professors: Grim, Schneider
dietetics and post-graduate dietetic internships.
The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (
120 South Riverside Plaza Suite 2000, , (800) 877-1600). Students completing their B.S. degree are eligible to apply for dietetic internships. Chicago, IL 60606-6995
The Dietetic Internship (DI) Program is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The DI Program provides a supervised postgraduate practical experience preparing interns for successful completion of the registration exam and entry-level practice.
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)The mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) program at
is to provide courses for students to earn a Baccalaureate degree which prepares students to enter into, and to successfully complete an accredited dietetic internship. Idaho State University
The philosophy of the Idaho State University Dietetics Program has been, since its inception, to educate individuals through didactic training and practical experiences in the field of dietetics, and to develop visionary and competent individuals who will be able to understand and to solve complex problems encountered by the professional dietitian. Practical experiences are incorporated in both lecture and laboratory courses in medical nutrition therapy, food service systems management and community nutrition.
Prospective students should schedule a conference with the Program Director. The requirements of the program, curriculum, supervised practice experience, and registration examination are explained to prospective and current students in the program.
Completion of the required course work and attainment of a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics makes one eligible to apply for admission into a Dietetic Internship. The graduate must complete a dietetic internship prior to becoming eligible to take the National Registration Exam for Dietitians.
NOTE: Enrollment in the
Didactic Program in Dietetics and/or fulfillment of specific requirements does not ensure admission into the Dietetic Internship Program. Idaho State University
Program Goals and Outcome Measures
The following goals and outcome measures were identified in the 2008 Accreditation Self Study Report. These goals and outcome measures reflect the mission and philosophy of the Idaho State University DPD program and are the basis for program evaluation and effectiveness.
Program Goal One: Prepare students to perform competently in a dietetics supervised practice program in preparation to be an entry-level dietitian.
Program Goal Two: Provide didactic and field experiences for students by continuing cooperative relationships with community, clinical and food service management dietitians, other health care professionals and administrators in order to prepare graduates to work in the current health-care environment and in industry.
Program Goal Three: Provide recruitment and guidance counseling for high school and college students who are interested in the profession of dietetics, as well as retain and mentor excellent students who are in the program.
- 90% of students who enter the DPD will complete it within 4 semesters of being admitted to the DPD program.
- 75% of all dietetics majors will obtain advising once per year.
- 90% of responding graduates will indicate “satisfactory” or better score with respect to encouragement, respect, motivation, advising and support provided by the program faculty and preceptors.
1. Accumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
2. Completion of required courses listed under pre-dietetics with no course grade lower than a C in any of the following classes: CHEM 1101, 1102, 1103; BIOL 1101, 2221, 2221L, 3301, 3302; ENGL 1101, 1102: and NTD 1104, 2204, 2239.
3. Completion of ISU general education requirements is strongly suggested prior to applying and must be completed before graduation.
Students may apply to the professional component of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) only in the spring semester once requirements are met. Appointments are awarded to begin the following fall semester. Requirements for the DPD include: a 3.0 accumulative grade-point-average or above; completion of several of the ISU General Education requirements including several basic sciences and English, along with pre-requisite food and nutrition courses.
Students may apply to the professional component of the DPD only in the spring semester once requirements are met. Applicants must complete the DPD application, write a letter of application, and include an application fee of $20. In addition, transcripts of all colleges and universities attended other than ISU must be submitted unless required classes taken at other colleges or universities are already listed on the student's ISU transcript. Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials have been received. The application deadline is February 15th.
Application should include the following:
1. A completed DPD application form (available on program website).
2. Official sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
3. A typed letter of application stating reasons for selected dietetics as a career and professional goals.
4. A non-refundable application of $20 (make check payable to the Dietetics Program).
5. Put all materials together in one large envelope and send to the address below.
NOTE: Students accepted into the dietetics program must start the hepatitis B series shots and TB screening. This can be done by the Student Health Center, a private physician, or a clinic. Students under 35 must submit proof of updated and acceptable
MMRvaccines (Mumps, Measles, and Rubella.)
Applications should be sent to:Laura McKnight,
MPH, RD, LD
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Kasiska School of Health Professions
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave; Stop 8117
Pocatello, ID 83209-8117
Pre-Dietetics Required CoursesBIOL 1101, 1101L Biology I, and Lab 4 crDidactic Program in Dietetics Required Courses
BIOL 2221 Introductory Microbiology 3 cr
BIOL 2223 Introductory Microbiology Laboratory 1 cr
BIOL 3301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
(the 6 courses above satisfy Goals 4 and 5 via 12-credit rule)
BIOL 3302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
CHEM 1101 Introduction to General Chemistry 3 cr
CHEM 1102, 1103 Introduction to Organic
and Biochemistry, and Lab 4 cr
COMM 1101 Principles of Speech 3 cr
(satisfies Goal 2)
ECON 2201 Principles of Macro-economics 3 cr
ENGL 1101 English Composition 3 cr
ENGL 1102 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr
(satisfies Goal 1)
HCA/HE 2210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr
MATH 1108 Intermediate Algebra 3 cr
MATH 1153 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
(satisfies Goal 3)
NTD 1101 Introduction to Dietetics 1 cr
NTD 2204 Meal Management 2 cr
NTD 2239 Nutrition 3 cr
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3 cr
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr
(each of the 2 courses above satisfies Goal 12)
In addition: University General Education Requirements Goals 6, 7 or 8, 9 or 10A or 10BACCT 3303 Accounting Concepts 3 cr
ENGL 3307 Professional and Technical Writing 3 cr
MGT 3312 Individual and Organizational Behavior 3 cr
NTD 3300 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3 cr
NTD 3300L Medical Nutrition Therapy I Laboratory 2 cr
NTD 3301 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3 cr
NTD 3301L Medical Nutrition Therapy II Laboratory 2 cr
NTD 3360 Nutrition Through the Lifecycle 3 cr
NTD 3312 Quantity Foods 2 cr
NTD 3312L Quantity Foods Laboratory 1 cr
NTD 4407 Principles of Community Nutrition 3 cr
NTD 4408 Applications in Community Nutrition 3 cr
NTD 4410 Food Service Systems Management 3 cr
NTD 4410L Food Service Systems Management Laboratory 2 cr
NTD 4457 Experimental Foods 3 cr
NTD 4461 Nutritional Biochemistry I 3 cr
NTD 4470 Dietetics Senior Seminar 2 cr
NTD 4485 Nutritional Biochemistry II 3 cr
In addition: Electives to total 120 credits. See advisor regarding class sequencing.
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