Nutrition Major with a Dietetics Concentration
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, Nutrition, 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-accredited education programs and supervised practice that lead to the registered dietitian examination have requirements set by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Students will need to have a master's degree in order to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist after January 1, 2024. For more information see your academic advisor.
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, 332L and MBI 111. Competitive dietetic internship applicants will have an overall 3.0 GPA or higher.
Read the Didactic Program in Dietetics Student Handbook
- 100% of Miami University dietetic students who applied for post-baccalaureate dietetic internships were accepted into programs in 2022.
- Miami University Nutrition Alumni surveyed responded that 100% felt they had received an excellent education.
- Miami University dietetic students average five-year pass-rate on the registration examination within one year of first attempt taking the exam is 98%, which meets the ACEND requirements with commendation
- Miami University dietetic student placement in internships averaged over a five-year period is 100% versus a national placement average of 69%.
Mission and Goals
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.
The program seeks to align with the mission of the College of Education, Health, and Society by aligning with its six core values:
- Embracing diversity
- Building community
- Cultivating collaboration
- Thinking critically
- Creating knowledge and
- Promoting well-being
Program Goal 1
Prepare qualified entry-level dietitians for careers in dietetics.
- Objective 1.1 Within one year of completing the program, 85% of the graduates will be placed in a dietetic internship, graduate school or employed.
- Objective 1.2 Dietetic Internship Directors (over a five year period) will rate 80% of Miami University graduates in their internship as satisfactory or higher in all survey categories.
- Objective 1.3 85% of dietetic graduates rating of the program (over a five year period) will be satisfactory or higher.
- Objective 1.4 85% of current dietetic students will rate the dietetic program (over a five year period) satisfactory or higher.
Program Goal 2
Students will demonstrate a commitment to professional leadership and
- Objective 2.1 85% of dietetic graduates will participate in a professional organization.
- Objective 2.2 85% of current dietetic students will participate in at least one nutrition community service project before graduation.
- Objective 2.3 80% of test takers on the Commission on Dietetic Registration Examination will pass within one year of first attempt taking the exam.
- Objective 2.4 85% of students enrolled in the Dietetic Program complete the program requirements within 150% of the time planned for completion.
Program outcome data is available upon request.
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:
Phone: 800/877-1600 ext. 5400
Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite #2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Graduates of the DPD program who earn their NDTR credential or go on to earn their RDN credential and want to practice as Dietitians/Nutritionists may need to apply for licensure before they are eligible to practice dietetics/nutrition. Licensing statutes include an explicitly defined scope of practice, and the performance of the profession is illegal without first obtaining a license. A list of the states that require licensure is available on the Commission on Dietetic Registration website at https://www.cdrnet.org/state-
Student grievances about academic concerns should first be addressed with a faculty member or instructor. If the problem is not resolved, the student should then discuss their concern with the Department Chair. If the problem is still not resolved, the student may discuss their concern with the Dean of Education, Health & Society. The grievance procedure is outlined in the Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health Governance.
NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO FILE COMPLAINTS WITH THE
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) will review complaints that relate to a program's compliance with the accreditation/approval standards. ACEND is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dietetics education programs but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion, or dismissal of faculty, staff, or students.
2024 Requirements to Become a Registered Dietitian (RDN)
Upon graduation from the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Miami University, an individual may apply for an accredited dietetic internship. Admission to dietetic internships is extremely competitive. Each internship looks at grade point average, work experience
After successfully completing an accredited dietetic internship, you are eligible to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Examination for Dietetics. A passing score is required for an individual to become a registered dietitian. Students will need to have a master's degree in order to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist after January 1, 2024. For more information see your academic advisor.
Combined Masters Degree and Dietetics Internship
The mission of the Miami University Dietetic Internship is to provide
Didactic Program In Dietetics Course List
|DPD Professional Courses||DPD Science Courses|
|KNH 102 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)||CHM 141 College Chemistry (3)|
|KNH 103 Intro to Dietetics (2)||CHM 144 College Chemistry Laboratory (2)|
|KNH 104 Intro Food Science/ Meal Mgt. (3)||CHM 142 College Chemistry (3)|
|KNH 203 Nutr in Disease Prevention Mgt (3)||CHM 145 College Chemistry Laboratory (2)|
|KNH 213 Global and Community Nutrition (3)||CHM 231 Fundamentals of Organic Chem (3)|
|KNH 303 Food Systems Mgt. (3)||CHM 231 Fundamentals of Organic Chem Lab (1)|
|KNH 304 Advanced Nutrition (3)||CHM 332 Outlines of Biochemistry (3)|
|KNH 403 Prof. Practices: Dietetics (3)||CHM 332L Outlines of Biochemistry Lab (1)|
|KNH 404 Advanced Food Science (4)||MBI 111 Microorganisms & Human Disease (3)|
|KNH 411 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3)||BIO 161 Principles of Human Physiology (4)|
|KNH 413 Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3)|
|KNH 420G Field Experience in Dietetics (2)|
|KNH 432 Nutrition Across The Life Span (3)|
|STA 261 Statistics (4)|
|PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology (3) or EDP 101 Psychology of the Learner (3)|
|MGT 111 Introduction to Business (3) or MGT 291 Introduction to Management & Leadership (3) or MGT 303 Human Resource Management (3)|