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Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Where Experiential Learning and Advanced Education Meet


Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Option

One of the career options for students pursuing the Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (MS in HND) is to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Starting in January 2020, the MS in HND program will provide the option to receive a DPD verification statement. The DPD track within the MS in HND is approved by the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and satisfies the first step towards becoming an RDN. Please review the MS in HND Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Option Handout below for more details about the MS in HND + DPD track.


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