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Help others adopt a healthier lifestyle through diet and nutrition. Our accredited undergraduate dietetics program is designed to provide a high-quality education with a Christian perspective.
Take courses from a variety of disciplines to gain a holistic, practical knowledge of dietetics. Learn about where food comes from, how its preparation affects its nutritional value and how it is processed by the human body. Apply your skills in community service and engagement.
Study under passionate faculty who are dedicated to your growth and success. Our program is known for its ability to prepare graduates for graduate study and careers in nutrition and dietetics. Once you earn your degree, you could go on to join 100 percent of your peers who were placed into jobs in the field or accepted into graduate programs following completion of the program.
Before being admitted to the dietetics program, a student must be admitted to Lipscomb University and meet the same criteria for admission to Lipscomb as all other students. In addition, a separate admission process is required for students to be admitted to the dietetics program. Applicants seeking admission by transfer must meet all the standards required by the university. The application deadline is the Friday of the third week of the semester prior to expected entrance into the program. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by email prior to preregistration.
Students interested in pursuing an ACEND Verification statement from the Lipscomb University DPD will be required to complete an application process. It is the student’s responsibility to collect and prepare all forms, applications and credentials; and to submit them to the DPD director. Fulfillment of specific requirements does not ensure admission into the program.
Students must have completed ALL of the following requirements to be eligible to submit an admission application:
For questions related to the admission process for entry into the DPD program, please contact Autumn Marshall.
This major meets all competencies required by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for eligibility to apply for a dietetic internship. A minor in distributive science is built into this program.
All courses required for this major must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher or be repeated.
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We provide you the opportunity to enhance your academic understanding by applying what you’ve learned in class to service projects that benefit our community. Before graduation, you’ll participate in at least two SALT (Serving and Learning Together) projects.
With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.
Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.
Dietetic internship acceptance rate
Nancy Hunt came to Lipscomb in 1986. She completed her B.S. degree and dietetic internship at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Hunt holds a master's degree in education with an...Learn More
Lowery came to Lipscomb in 2009 as the assistant director of the dietetic internship program and moved up to become an assistant professor and director of the internship program in...Learn More
Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Noerper is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of Tennessee. She comes to Lipscomb with five years teaching nutrition at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). She received her...Learn More
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