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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Coordinated Program in Dietetics  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

132-140 credits

Major Requirements (126-134)

Application for admission to the CRDT occurs int he Fall of hte final year of dietetics coursework. See the CRDT Handbook at www.purdue.edu/hhs/nutr/students/undergraduate/majors/CPD.html 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.

Dietetics Required Courses II (66-68 credits)

C or better

Required Courses in Other Departments (6 credits)

  • [Humanities Core] - select from University list (PHIL 11100 Ethics suggested) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • [Science, Technology & Society Core] - select from University list - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (0 credits)

132-140 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List


Program Requirements

15-16 Credits

16-18 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

16-17 Credits

13-14 Credits

12 Credits

14 Credits

14-15 Credits

7 Credits

12 Credits

Spring 5th Year (Supervised Practice)

13 Credits


*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.

132-140 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

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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