Join the Dietetics program

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The curriculum of the dietetics major is an integration of the humanities and arts, social sciences, and the physical and life sciences.  The Didactic Program in Dietetics (EHA) is a challenging science-based curriculum, which includes foundational sciences such as chemistry, biology, and biochemistry as well as nutrition sciences such as food management and medical nutrition therapy for specific pathology. The dietetics major provides students with the first step to becoming a Registered Dietitian.

Admissions criteria

  • Freshman entry: ACT 24 (or SAT equivalent) 
  • Transfer student: GPA 3.0
  • International admissions: Requires a TOEFL score of 80

Students are required to take and earn a C+ or higher in CHM 123, 123L or the equivalent coursework prior to review for transfer.

Any dietetic student whose cumulative average after two years of study is below 3.0 will be advised to draft a program for success, access tutorial assistance, and/or be counseled into career paths that are appropriate to their ability.

Students interested in transferring into dietetics at the University of Dayton are required to meet with the program director as part of the dietetic admission process. Please contact Jennifer Dalton MS, RDN, LDN to schedule an appointment.

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300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968