Required DPD Courses

Required DPD Courses

Individuals who have already obtained a college degree in another field of study often desire to become Registered Dietitians. In order to do this, they must fulfill three requirements.

  • First, they must complete the list of required courses shown below. Depending on the nature of their previous college work, they may have already completed some of these courses. Some individuals choose to complete a second degree in Nutrition and Foods, but this is not a requirement. For those who choose to get a second degree, it often requires completing a minimal number of credits beyond the dietetics courses.
  • Second, they must complete an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship.
  • Finally, they need to need to successfully pass the registration examination offered by Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR).
  • CDR 2024 Mandate states that any candidate for the RDN credentialing exam must have a master’s degree beginning January 1, 2024.

Below is the list of courses that an individual who already has a bachelor's degree must complete to be eligible for admission to the dietetic internship.

DPD Course Checklist for an Individual Who Already has a Bachelors Degree

ASU Course Number

ASU Course Name

ASU Course Credit

PSY 1200

Introduction to Psychology

(3)

ES 2040

Human Anatomy

(4)

ES 2050

Human Physiology

(4)

BIO 1801

Biological Concepts I

(4)

BIO 2200

Human Microbiology

(4)

CHE 1101

Introduction to Chemistry I

(4)

CHE 1102

Introduction to Chemistry II

(4)

CHE 2101

Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

(4)

ACC 1050

Survey of Accounting

(3)

NUT 1202

Basic Food Science

(3)

NUT 2202

Nutrition and Health

(3)

NUT 2203

Org & Mgt of Foodservice

(3)

NUT 2210

Profession of Dietetics

(1)

NUT 3100

Nutritional Assessment

(3)

NUT 3300

Nutrition Education

(2)

NUT 3205

Nutrition and the Life Cycle

(3)

NUT 3400

Cultural Foods

(3)

NUT 4000

Nutrition Counseling

(3)

STT 2810/2820

Introduction to Statistics/Reasoning with Statistics

(3-4)

NUT 4200

Advanced Nutrition I

(3)

NUT 4206

Advanced Nutrition II

(3)

NUT 4240

Medical Nutrition Therapy I

(3)

NUT 4250

Medical Nutrition Therapy II

(3)

NUT 4504

Foodsystems  Management

(3)

NUT 4509

Quantity Food Production

(3)

NUT 4552

Medical Terminology

(1)

NUT 4560

Community Nutrition

(3)

NUT 4600

Professional Seminar

(1)

NUT 4900

Capstone Experience

(4)

Total Credits: 84-85