Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
Students with earned undergraduate degrees seeking DPD Verification
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics may grant Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statements to students with earned undergraduate degrees from accredited academic institutions. Official determination of course requirements to earn DPD verification occurs on an individual basis by the DPD Director after acceptance into the program.
Students pursuing DPD verification should apply as transfer students to be enrolled as fifth year undergraduates. Students pursuing graduate credit in addition to DPD verification should contact the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics to determine appropriate application procedures.
More information about the educational and professional requirements to become a registered dietitian can be found through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
With an earned DPD Verification Statement, students are eligible for the Dietetic Internships options.
Please contact the department at 314.977.8523 for an application.