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Post-Baccalaureate AND Program

Coordinated Program in Dietetics (Concentration in Cultural Diversity in Child Nutrition)

Dominican University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995 (312) 899-0040 ext 5400 or cade@eatright.or. to offer a program that includes a Bachelor Degree in Nutrition Science and also fulfills the Supervised Practice requirements to sit for the Examination for Registered Dietitian administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. The Supervised Practice will have an emphasis on Cultural Diversity in Child Nutrition, with 1200 hours of experience divided between community, clinical and food management.

The joint mission of our project is the development of Dietetic Professionals who are competent in all entry level areas of practice while participating in a curriculum that prepares them to develop cultural competencies, thrive and contribute in diverse communities, particularly addressing child nutrition. In keeping with the goals of the University and the Sinsinawa Dominicans’ dedication to values-centered intellectual development, the program will make particular efforts to strive to recruit and serve a diversified community. These efforts are consistent with the needs of the Field of Dietetics, Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, and the humanistic tradition of Dominican University.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to those who have met the pre requisite course requirements and have an adequate GPA. The admission committee bases its decision on the applicant’s total academic and professional history and potential. Admission materials must include:

  • Application for Admission
  • Personal statement explaining your personal and professional goals
  • Official transcripts
  • Two references from the applicant’s professors and/or supervisors
  • Completion of prerequisite courses demonstrating academic ability in Nutrition Science Courses

Prerequisite Courses

College level courses in anatomy, physiology, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry, and microbiology. , Nutr 250 (Basic Nutrition), Nutr 200 ( Fundamentals of Foods), and 6 hours of 300-400 level Nutrition Courses with grades of B or better.
Foundation Courses

Students will have to complete the required courses for a Bachelor Degree in Nutrition Science or complete the Certificate meeting AND requirements, complete Nutr 140  (or comparable Food Sanitation Course)  and Nutr 280, (Multicultural Nutrition),  prior to beginning the Supervised Practice Curriculum.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Program Requirements:

  • Nutrition Sciences 200, 250, 290, 345, 375, 390, 404, 407,408, 409, 425, 430
  • Biology 252, 160
  • Business Administration 245, 345
  • Chemistry 101, 104
  • Mathematics 211
  • Psychology 200
  • Sociology 110

Estimated Program Costs*

Full Time/Semester (12 Hours)

Housing: $3000 single/semester
Tuition: $840/credit hour

Additional costs may include:

  • Travel to Sites: $200
  • Books: $300
  • Lab Coats: $100
  • Physical Exam/labs: $200
  • ADA Membership: $50
  • Liability Insurance: $30/year available through ADA membership at Proliability
  • Lab Fee: $250

This is a 2-3 year program  

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*Subject to annual adjustment
Health insurance is required for students and available through DU.  If you have any questions about the insurance, please contact Judy Paulus at 708-524-6822, or go to  AIP International