Dietetics resources

Program information

Career information

Key terms

  • Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD): An academic program that provides the required coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree and a verification statement. These programs are accredited through Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Dietetic Internship (DI): Students who successfully complete the DPD coursework from an accredited DPD program, have earned a bachelor’s degree, and have earned a verification statement are eligible to apply to a Dietetic Internship (DI). Internships are completed over 6-24 months. Once students complete an accredited DI and earn a verification statement to show eligibility, they can write the CDR registration exam for dietitians.
  • DICAS: Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS) online applicant portal is for use by students who are applying to Dietetic Internship programs that participate in the DICAS Match. The DICAS Online is a service of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The DICAS Online offers applicants a convenient, state-of-the-art, web-based application service that will allow them to apply to any number of participating dietetic internship programs by completing a single online application. The DICAS Online was specifically designed by DICAS to simplify and streamline the application process while providing considerable flexibility, electronic submission of applications, ongoing communication with applicants, and excellent customer support.
  • D&D Digital: D & D Digital Online Dietetics Internship Matching Service for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • GRE: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a required test for undergraduate students who hope to pursue graduate studies.

General information

  • Porches: Landing page for students, faculty and staff at the University of Dayton. Provides access to academic, financial, residential, and other university matters. UD login information & two-factor authentication is required.
  • DegreeWorksTracks student academic progress. It is the student’s responsibility to frequently check their progress and alignment with degree requirements. Students can edit their academic “plan” as well as calculate term GPAs and required course grades to obtain a specific GPA. Academic advisers use DegreeWorks for scheduling and documentation of student interactions. UD login information & two-factor authentication is required.
  • Student Advising Sheet (doc): The student advising sheet should be completed by the student prior to coming to an advising appointment for scheduling courses. This allows both the advisor and student to have a productive meeting.
  • Transient Student Form (pdf): For students that take courses not at the University of Dayton, this form must be completed prior to enrollment in those courses in order to ensure credits will transfer.
  • Undergraduate grade appeal policy & form (pdf): For undergraduate students who wish to appeal a grade that he/she received in any course taught through the School of Education and Health Sciences.

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