Eastern Michigan University
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Extended Programs

Program

Dietetics

Advisor: Lydia Kret, M.S., R.D.
339 Marshall
734.487.7862
lkret@emich.edu

Admission Requirements

  1. GPA of 2.75 or above with satisfactory completion (C or above) of the following undergraduate prerequisite courses prior to entrance into the professional phase of the program: AHPR 200 - Medical Terminology ; BIO 326 - Human Physiology  or SPMD 269 - Anatomy and Physiology for Dietetics ; BIO 328 - Introductory Microbiology ; CHEM 270 - Survey of Organic Chemistry ; CHEM 351 - Survey of Biochemistry ; DTC 108 - Careers and Nutrition in Dietetics ; DTC 202 - Principles of Human Nutrition ; DTC 251 - Experimental Foods ; IHHS 260 - Aging to Infancy: A Life Course Retrospective  or EDPS 325 - Life Span Human Growth and Development ; PSY 101 - General Psychology Lecture ; and SOCL 250 - Quantitative Applications in Sociology  or MATH 170 - Elementary Statistics .

  2. Program application submission (please see the School of Health Sciences website for materials).

  3. Recency of education rules apply to any program courses that are transferred into Eastern Michigan University. Please follow the Recency of Education link to learn more.

Registration in Dietetics

Upon successful completion of the coordinated dietetics curriculum and degree, students will be eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Passage of the exam will provide the recognized credential of Registered Dietitian through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), which integrates academic study with professional practice experience in a coordinated program in dietetics. Upon completion of the Master of Science degree in Dietetics, students qualify for membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and/or are eligible to take the Credentialing Examination for Registered Dietitians. Excellent career opportunities for dietitians are available in hospitals and other health care facilities; in community agencies; in industrial, university, and school food service programs; in business; in teaching; in research; or in private practice.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL  60606-6995
312.889.0040 ext. 540
www.eatright.org
www.cdrnet.org

Required Courses: 70 hours

  • DTC 302 - Nutrient Metabolism: Macronutrients  3 hrs

  • DTC 330 - Nutrition Therapy I  3 hrs

  • DTC 350 - Food Systems Management I  3 hrs

  • DTC 358 - Food and Culture  3 hrs

  • DTC 370 - Nutrition Therapy II  3 hrs

  • DTC 372 - Nutrition of the Life Cycle  3 hrs

  • DTC 375 - Complementary and Alternative Medicine  3 hrs

  • DTC 422 - Nutrient Metabolism: Micronutrients  3 hrs

  • DTC 430 - Nutrition Therapy III  3 hrs

  • DTC 435 - Seminar in Dietetics  2 hrs

  • DTC 450 - Food Systems Management II  2 hrs

  • DTC 470 - Nutrition Therapy IV  2 hrs

  • DTC 500 - Research Design and Methods 3 hrs
  • DTC 531 - Nutrition Therapy I Experience 2 hrs
  • DTC 551 - Foodservice Systems Management I Experience 4 hrs
  • DTC 571 - Nutrition Therapy II Experience 4 hrs
  • DTC 608 - Advanced Topics in Foods 3 hrs
  • DTC 618 - Advanced Topics in Nutrition 3 hrs
  • DTC 631 - Community Nutrition Experience 4 hrs
  • DTC 651 - Foodservice Systems Management II Experience 4 hrs
  • DTC 659 - Development of the Entrepreneurial Dietitian 3 hrs
  • DTC 671 - Nutrition Therapy III Experience 4 hrs
  • MATH 502 - Introductory Statistics for Graduate Students 3 hrs

Culminating Experience: 3-6 hours

Select from option I, option II, or option III:

Option I

Thesis Option - 6 credits

Option II

Non-Thesis Research Option - 6 credits

Option III

Research Writing Option - 3 credits

Program Total: 73-76 hours