Didactic Program in Dietetics

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 two students cooking in a dietetics lab
 student working in a dietetics lab
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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. The ACEND-ccredited education programs and supervised practice that lead to the registered dietitian examination have requirements set by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  For more information see your academic advisor.

Miami University Didactic Program in Dietetics Student Handbook

Dietetics Program Mission, and Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the Miami University Dietetics Program is to prepare competent Dietetic practitioners and to contribute to the teaching, research and service mission of the university, division and department.

Miami University Dietetics Program Goals

Program Goal 1

Prepare competent Dietetic practitioners for careers in dietetics.

  1. Within one year of completing the program, 85% of the graduates will be placed in a dietetic internship, graduate school or employed.
  2. Dietetic Internship Directors will rate 80% of Miami University graduates in their internship as satisfactory or higher in all survey categories.
  3. 85% of dietetic graduates rating of the program will be satisfactory or higher
  4. 85% of current dietetic students will rate the dietetic program satisfactory or higher. 

Program Goal 2

Admit, advise, and graduate a highly motivated population of dietetic students.

  1. 85% of dietetic graduates will participate in a professional organization.
  2. 85% of current dietetic students will participate in at least one nutrition community service project before graduation.
  3. 80% of test takers on the Registration Examination will pass within one year of first attempt taking the exam.
  4. 85% of students enrolled in the Dietetic Program complete the program requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion.

Course Requirements

Accreditation Status

The Miami University Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Accreditation by ACEND ensures that graduates are eligible to apply to and, upon acceptance enter into a supervised practice program in Dietetic. Completing a supervised practice leads to eligibility to take the exam to earn Registered Dietitian Nutritionist status.

ACEND® can be contacted by:

Email: ACEND@eatright.org
Phone: 800/877-1600, ext. 5400
Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995

Program outcome data is available upon request.