Nutrition Majors and Minors

Majors: Bachelor of Science

The Dietetics major is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It offers opportunities for employment in community nutrition, clinical nutrition, food marketing, food systems management and education. Upon completion of the program, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills required for quality performance as a dietetic intern and professional.

Course numbers are currently being updated to coordinate with the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  For required major courses, please refer to the most recent course catalog.

Nutrition Minors

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 baccalaureate 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. The academic calendar of the university is available in the Undergraduate Catalog, in addition to information regarding university admission requirements and graduation requirements.

The program costs are described in the Undergraduate Catalog of the university. Financial information provided includes costs for full-time tuition, room and board, and the general student fee, as well as rates for part-time tuition, meal plans, study abroad, and fees not included in the general student fee. Textbook information for each course is provided in the course schedule online so that students can purchase required texts in a timely fashion. The catalog also provides information regarding Financial Aid, and students are encouraged to contact that office for information on scholarships and student loans.

For more information about The Lipscomb Dietetics Program, contact: Nancy Hunt, MS, MEd, RD, DPD Program Director at 615.966-5767, or 800.333.4348, x. 5767, or by email at nancy.hunt@lipscomb.edu.

 Program Goals

  1. Graduates of the program will be qualified for acceptance into supervised practice programs (internships), graduate programs, and/or employment in the field of dietetics.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate competency in the Foundation Knowledge and Skills set forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for Entry-Level practice.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate integrity that meets or exceeds the expectations of the internship directors and employers. 
  4. The program will prepare graduates for community service.
  5. The program will evaluate and strive to improve the effectiveness of the education process on a continuous basis.

Accreditation Status

Lipscomb University Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040, ext. 5400. http://www.eatright.org/acend