What to Expect in the Nutrition Science/DPD Program

Thinking about joining our program? Here's what you can expect

The mission of the nutrition science/DPD program is to provide its graduates with the skills and knowledge to be comfortable and competent in their dietetic internship and serve as professionals capable of providing excellent entry-level dietetic services in numerous food service, management, clinical and undeserved community settings.

Goals and objectives of the nutrition science/DPD program can be found here. Program data regarding goals and objectives of our programs and RD exam pass results are available upon request from the program director.

Accreditation
The UIC coordinated program and nutrition science program in dietetics are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
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Courses

HN 190 Introduction to Dietetics
Only required if you want to become an RD
1 hour
HN 202 Culture and Food 2 hours
HN 200 Nutritional Assessment 3 hours
HN 308 Nutrition Science I 3 hours

Courses

HN 309 Nutrition Science II 3 hours
HN 313 Intro to Community Nutrition 3 hours
HN 318 Genetic, Molecular, and Cellular Mechanisms of Chronic Disease 3 hours
HN 330 Quantity Food Production
Only required if you want to become an RD
3 hours

Courses

HN 300 Science of Food 4 hours
HN 311 Nutrition During the Life Cycle 3 hours
HN 320 Clinical Nutrition I 4 hours
HN 332 Food Service Management
Only required if you want to become an RD
2 hours

Courses

HN 420 Clinical Nutrition II 3 hours
HN 422 Clinical Nutrition III
Only required if you want to become an RD
2 hours
HN 440 The Research Process 3 hours