About This Certificate

Through rigorous coursework and a breadth of curriculum, the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program prepares students to successfully become registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs).

Completing the Certificate Program requirements will allow students to earn a DPD Verification Statement, which in turn makes them eligible to pursue the dietetic internship or supervised practice and become credentialed as an RDN.

*Note that as of January 1, 2024, a master’s degree is also required to pursue the RDN credential. Please see the Department of Nutrition for guidance on the best program for you.

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Anne Hovinen, MS, RDN

Lecturer | DPD Director

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Office Hours:
8:00am – 5:00pm

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Nutrition
Campus Box 33N
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362