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About this Major

Students who attain a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nutrition and Dietetics will be prepared for traditional, non-traditional, and entrepreneurial positions in health care that utilize knowledge of food, nutrition and dietetics. Professionals trained in nutrition have numerous career options due to the growing emphasis on nutrition, health and wellness. One of the career options for a student majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics is to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

The Nutrition and Dietetics major includes a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) which is a required initial step in the education and training of dietetics professionals. In order to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), a DPD Verification Statement is required. Students wishing to become RDN’s with the new CDR requirement* are encouraged to apply to our Nutrition and Dietetics 3+2 Program, where students can earn their bachelors and masters in 5 years. Click HERE for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2024, the CDR will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a RDN.  In addition, students must obtain a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement. For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Option

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Option is a required initial step in the education and training of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. In order to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), a DPD Verification Statement is required.

DPD Mission and Goals

Becoming an RDN FAQ's

Accreditation

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MSU Denver’s Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800-877-1600 ext. 5400
http://www.eatrightPRO.org/ACEND.

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Department of Nutrition

Phone:
303-615-0990

Office Location:
West Classroom 240

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