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Curriculum, DPD

The curriculum of the Didactic Program in Dietetics is the list of courses at SDSU that satisfy the course requirements set forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.   The program is completed in conjunction with the BS in Foods & Nutrition, or the MS in Nutritional Science.

Verification Statement Requirements

A verification statement from the DPD Director is required to apply for the internship necessary for becoming a registered dietician. The requirements for obtaining a verification statement from the SDSU DPD Director are:

  • a bachelor’s degree
  • 12 units minimum taken in Foods & Nutrition courses at SDSU
  • completion of the DPD curriculum
  • an overall GPA of at least a 3.0;
  • a DPD course GPA of at least 3.0, with no grade in a DPD course lower than a C