The post-baccalaureate Didactic Program in Dietetics is intended for students who want to become registered dietitians (RD) and have an undergraduate degree without completion of core coursework approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). If the undergraduate degree is not in nutrition, it is likely that this core coursework has not been completed. This coursework is called the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). Following completion of the DPD, students will need to apply and be admitted to a dietetic internship. Completion of a dietetic internship is required before taking the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Contact the Nutrition and Dietetics Program office for information on dietetic internships.
Students pursuing completion of DPD coursework must consult an advisor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Program every semester. Names, telephone numbers, and information about office hours of nutrition advisors can be obtained from the program office in Simpson Hall, 505-277-4535.
For general information about applying to UNM & COE undergraduate programs, see:
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