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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Coordinated Program in Dietetics, BS


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About the Program

Nutrition plays a vital role in health and disease. There is growing evidence of the role of diet in the prevention, development, and treatment of major diseases. To maximize one’s health requires that professionals have a strong understanding of nutrition. The Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential is the nationally recognized credential for nutritionists and is required for most employment in the healthcare industry and preferred for many other employment opportunities in foods and nutrition.

To become an RD you must complete a four-year academic program, a supervised practice experience, and then pass a national registration examination for dietitians (RD exam). Scores on the national RD exam by Purdue graduates are consistently above the national average. Purdue offers two programs in dietetics. For more information about Dietetics and related programs, please visit http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/nutr/students/undergraduate/majors/CPD.html.

Degree Requirements


130-140 Credits Required

Major Requirements (126-134)


Dietetics Required Courses II: 66-68 credits


  (C or better except NUTR 43700 and NUTR 43800 where a “C-” or better is acceptable.)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (4-6 credits)


  • PHIL 11100 - Ethics -suggested  (satisfies Humanities from UC Core) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science, Technology & Society Course from UC Core - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 3.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements


15 - 16 Credits


16 - 18 Credits


14 - 17 Credits


14 - 16 Credits


14 Credits


15 - 17 Credits


13 - 15 Credits


7 - 17 Credits


Note: 12 credits per semester may be required for some financial aid and scholarships.

12 Credits


13 Credits


Notes


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

  • In Dietetics Required Courses I, students must earn a GPA of 3.0 and a “C” or better in all courses. In Dietetics Required Courses I and II, students must earn a GPA of 2.75 and a “C” or better in all courses except NUTR 43700  and NUTR 43800  where a “C-” or better is acceptable.
  • Application for admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CRDT) occurs in the Fall of the final year of dietetics coursework. Contact the Department of Nutrition Science for admission and competency criteria.
  • An average GPA of 3.0/4.0 and minimum course grades in Dietetics Required Courses I, and an average GPA of 2.75/4.00 and minimum course grades in Dietetics Required Courses I and II are required.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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