Didactic Program in Dietetics

Students in the Nutrition Major with a Dietetic Concentration will complete a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). This dietetic concentration is for students who want to become registered dietitians. An individual must complete a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health degree from Miami University's accredited didactic program, be accepted into and complete an accredited dietetic internship and pass the registration examination for dietitians.

Our Mission And Goals

The mission of the Dietetic Program is to prepare qualified entry-level dietitians who contribute to the teaching, research and service mission of the university and community.

Program Goal 1: Prepare qualified entry-level dietitians for careers in dietetics.
Program Goal 2: Prepare entry-level dietetic professionals for leadership roles and community service.

Program outcomes data are available upon request from the director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, Gretchen Matuszak, MS, RD, LD at matuszg@miamioh.edu.

IMPORTANT ADVISING INFORMATION: The Nutrition/Dietetic program is a competitive program. A minimum grade expectation of a “C” or better is strongly encouraged, especially in the sciences: BIO 161, CHM 141, 144, 142, 145, 231, 332, and MBI 111. Competitive dietetic internship applicants will have an overall 3.0 GPA or higher.

Course Requirements