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Prerequisite Courses

Admission Requirements

The following are the minimum admission requirements and do not guarantee acceptance into the program:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
  • Verification Statement from an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Total Grade Point Average (GPA) ≥ 2.7
  • Combined Science/Math GPA ≥ 2.0
  • Dietetics/Nutrition GPA ≥ 3.0
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores

Selection Process

The following are considered by a selection committee when reviewing applicants for the program:

  • Academic performance (GPA and GRE scores)
  • Applicant’s personal statement
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Work and volunteer experience
  • Extracurricular activities

All applications are reviewed that meet admission requirements.  Preference is given to applicants with an overall GPA ≥ 3.0, a math/science GPA ≥ 2.5 and those who have work or volunteer experience in a healthcare setting.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or disability status as a criterion in deciding against any individual in matters of admission, placement, transfer, hiring, dismissal, compensation, fringe benefits, training, tuition assistance, and other personnel or educationally-related actions.