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In order to be admitted into this program:

  • Students must first be enrolled in the nutrition and dietetics major.
  • Applicants must have junior standing or completed the prerequisite courses listed below. 
  • A paper application will be distributed to all eligible Dominican University students by program faculty.
Application Checklist

Before starting the online application, you will need the following:

  • Completed paper application
  • Official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
  • Two professional references (from a current or past employer, professor or professional colleague)
  • Personal statement. Personal statement should 2-3 pages, double-spaced, with one-inch margins all around. Please discuss all of the following: your strengths/weaknesses, personal definition of professionalism, and career aspirations. 
  • Resume
  • Submission of an Authorization for Background Check (pdf)
  • Application fee
Application Deadline

The application deadline for this program is 12:00 noon on February 15.  Applications received after the deadline on February 15 will not be considered. 

Required Prerequisite Courses
Prerequisite Courses Description Credits
MATH 211 Principles of Statistics   3
BIO 152 Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and lab is required 4
BIO 252 Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture and lab is required 4
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I Lecture and lab is required 4
CHEM 104 Organic Chemistry I Lecture and lab is required 4
BIO 160 Microbiology Lecture and lab is required 4
NUTR 250 Basic Nutrition* Introductory course 3
NUTR 200 Fundamentals of Foods** Lecture and lab 3
NUTR 290 Nutritional Biochemistry   3

*Nutrition 250 will meet the requirement for basic nutrition
**Nutrition 200 will meet the requirement for fundamentals of foods