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BS - How to Apply

To apply for the Bachelors of Science in Dietetics, students must first complete the ISU Undergraduate Application Process and be accepted into ISU. Go Bengals!

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  • During the first two years at ISU, students take sciences, as well as a series of general education/objective courses
  • These classes help prepare you for the advanced courses offered in the DPD program
  • After completing ISU and DPD prerequisites, students apply for a “seat” in the program
  • A seat is required for NTD 3300: Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) I and NTD 3301: MNT II
  • Other professional courses can be taken without a seat if course prerequisites are met
  • The goal is for students to take the MNT courses during their senior year
  • Thus, some students may be admitted to the DPD on a pre-award basis until they reach their final year in the program

Acceptance to the DPD is Competitive

There are a limited number of seats. Thus, achievement of the minimum standards does not ensure DPD admission. Before applying for a seat in the DPD, students must meet the following two admission requirements:

  • GPA of 3.0 or above (cumulative) on a 4.0 scale in both required prerequisite courses and professional courses
  • Completion of all DPD prerequisite courses with a grade of C- or higher

For an application to be competitive, students must also meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of the majority of the ISU general education requirements
  • Demonstrated interest in the profession of dietetics through classroom participation, leadership roles and work/life experiences
  • ISU Dietetic Programs offers many opportunities for students to engage in community initiatives and nutrition-oriented student groups, which help to strengthen their DPD applications

Once accepted, to remain in the DPD, students must earn a C- or better in all dietetic required courses.

 

5 Step Application Process

Not accepted?

You may continue to take most dietetics classes, with the exception of the MNT classes. Appendix A of the DPD Handbook provides a listing of these classes. Please also talk with an advisor about your options.

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