Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
Saint Louis University offers three options for DPD completion. You may choose between our traditional DPD, DPD with a special emphasis in culinary arts or a special emphasis in food innovation and entrepreneurship.
Completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is achieved through completion of requirements to earn a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Louis University. Individuals with previously earned undergraduate degrees may complete DPD requirements without earning an additional BS. Students may pursue either full-time or part-time study. The length of the BS program varies among the five proposed curricular concentrations and ranges from 134 -142 semester hours. The curriculum has a strong foundation in basic sciences and students receive a broad and varied exposure in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings in a multidisciplinary environment. The program provides individual attention and close ties with faculty.
DPD Verification Curriculum Plans:
- Suggested Curriculum Plan for Completion of Didactic Program in Dietetics Requirements for Students with a Previously Earned BS
- Suggested Curriculum Plan for Completion of Didactic Program in Dietetics Requirements with Emphasis in Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Students with a Previously Earned BS
- Suggested Curriculum Plan for Completion of Didactic Program in Dietetics Requirements with Culinary Emphasis for Students with a Previously Earned BS
The Didactic Program in Dietetics at Saint Louis University is currently granted Accreditation by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL, 60606-6995, 1-800-877-1600, 312-899-0040