FIRST in Engagement

Students providing samples of the Plate It Up! KY Proud recipes and educational information on the health benefits of phytochemicals and the importance of eating local.

Program Highlights

The Bachelor of Science in Dietetics prepares students to be recognized as nutrition experts in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, community organizations, and food systems. 

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? 

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Options for Earning a Bachelor Degree in Dietetics

Option A: Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

Students complete 4 years of academic coursework needed to apply for a supervised practice/dietetic internship. 

Students must apply to be admitted to the major and need a minimum 2.4 overall (cumulative) GPA and completion of DHN pre-dietetics courses with a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Option B: Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Students complete 3.5 years of academic coursework as well as 8 months of supervised practice experience.

Selective Admissions program (14 students/year). Apply for entry into Coordinated Program February of sophomore year.