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 should apply for admission into the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) during the second semester of the sophomore year. The application deadline is March 10th for admission the following fall. Applications may be obtained from the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences (208) 236-2729.
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.
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 g301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS g302 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 crIn addition: University General Education Requirements Goals 3, 6, 7 or 8, 9 or 10A or 10B
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 Dietetic Internship Program.
New students are admitted to the Dietetic Internship Program during both fall and spring semesters. Candidates should submit all application materials no later than February 15th of the spring semester for admission the following fall, and no later than September 30th for admission the following spring.
Application packets can be obtained from the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences (208) 236-2729. A $35 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.