What is a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)?
- An academic program in a US regionally accredited college or university culminate in a minimum of a bacculaurate degree.
- It provides a curriculum that meets the Foundation Knowledge and Skills for Entry-Level Dietitians and the Standards of Education.
- Enables graduates to apply for a supervised practice program or internship leading to eligibility to write the registration exam for dietitians and /or apply for membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.). For more information on becoming a Registered Dietitian, click here.
Upon completion of the courses required for the dietetics major and all other graduation requirements of Lipscomb University, all students will be issued a verification statement. A verification statement does not guarantee admission to a post graduate internship but it is required for the student to be eligible to apply. For a sample degree plan, click here.
For more information about The Lipscomb Dietetics Program, contact: Nancy Hunt, MS, MEd, RD, DPD Program Director at (615) 966-5767, or 1-800-333-4348, ext. 5767, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.