The Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics is approved by the American Dietetic Association. Students may enter the Pre-Dietetics component of the program following admission to the university. All students seeking a major in Dietetics must be advised by a member of the Dietetics faculty, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences.
Students seeking admission into the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) must complete or have already successfully completed the courses outlined under the Pre-Dietetics curriculum. In addition, a student's cumulative grade point average in all previous college courses that are applied toward a degree in Dietetics must be 2.5 or above. No course grade lower than a "C" will be accepted in any of the following classes: CHEM 108, 121; BIOS 221, 223, 301, 302; ENGL 101, 201; or HEC 239. Fulfillment of the specific requirements does not ensure admission into the program.
Students must apply for admission into the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) during the second semester of the sophomore year. Applications may be obtained from the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences. Application deadlines for fall and spring semesters are October 31 and March 31 respectively. Graduation requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics include completion of all university general education requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree, completion of both Pre-Dietetics and DPD courses, a minimum of 128 credit hours, and maintenance of a minimum grade point average of 2.5 with no grade lower than a "C" in specific DPD course requirements.
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 post baccalaureate practical experience (Dietetic Internship, Pre-Professional Practice Program, or Coordinated Program) as designated by the American Dietetic Association. The graduate must complete a practicum prior to becoming eligible to take the National Registry Exam for Dietitians.
Pre-Dietetics Required Courses
ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr ENGL 201 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr SPCH 101 Principles of Speech 2 cr PSYC 111 Introductory Psychology I 3 cr SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr MATH 252 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr CHEM 108 Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry 5 cr CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr BIOS 101 General Zoology 3 cr BIOS 102 General Zoology Laboratory 1 cr BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr HEC 100 Professional Home Economics 1 cr HEC 104 Foods 3 cr HEC 204 Meal Management 2 cr HEC 239 Nutrition 3 cr
In addition: University General Education Requirements Goals 3, 6, 7 or 8, 9 or 10A or 10B
Didactic Program in Dietetics Required Courses
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 3 cr ECON 201 Economics Principles and Problems 3 cr BIOS 221 Introductory Microbiology 3 cr BIOS 223 Introductory Microbiology Lab 1 cr BIOS 485 Nutritional Biochemistry 3 cr HEC 400 Leadership Issues Seminar 1 cr MGT 312 Individual & Organizational Behavior 3 cr NTD 300 Dynamics of Dietetics 5 cr NTD 301 Clinical Dietetics 5 cr NTD 312 Quantity Food Management 3 cr NTD 405 Community Nutrition Issues 2 cr NTD 406 Community Nutrition Laboratory 2 cr NTD 410 Food Production Systems 5 cr NTD 457 Experimental Foods 3 cr NTD 461 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr VED 455 Methods of Teaching Adults 2 cr In addition: Electives to total 128 credits. See advisory regarding class sequencing.
Practice Program in Dietetics (AP4)
The Approved Pre-Professional Practice Program in Dietetics (AP4) will provide for supervised experience in clinical, community, and administrative dietetics leading to a certificate of completion. Graduates of the AP4 will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for Dietitians.
Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics, Home Economics, or Food and Nutrition and have completed Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements as established by the American Dietetic Association. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 is required for admission. Up to four students will be admitted to the program each semester. Enrollment in the Idaho State University Didactic Program in Dietetics and/or fulfillment of specific requirements does not ensure admission into the AP4.
New students are admitted to the AP4 during both fall and spring semesters. Candidates should submit all application materials no later than February 15th of the spring semester for admission to the following fall, and no later than September 30th for admission the following spring. All candidates, including Idaho State University graduates, must also apply for admission to the university. A $35 application fee will be charged for processing applications.
NTD 488 Advanced Dietetics Practicum 1 15 cr NTD 489 Advanced Dietetics Practicum II 15 cr
*A $500 course fee will be applied in addition to tuition for each NTD 488 and NTD 489.