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.
More details on program mission, goals and objectives, program costs, as well as program policies are available in the DPD Student Handbook, linked below.
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:
- Applicants must have completed at least 21 hours of prerequisite coursework. Each course may be repeated one time. The specific courses are:
- NUTR 1011 Professional Orientation
- NUTR 2613 Principles of Nutrition
- NUTR 1213 Basic Foods
- CM 1013 Intro to Chemistry, CM 1023 Intro to Organic Chemistry
- BY 2434, 2444 Anatomy and Physiology I and II
- A student must earn a “B” or higher in the 7 hours of NUTR courses
- A student must earn a “C” or higher in the 14 hours of chemistry and biology courses
- Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of admission to the DPD program
- A student must maintain a “C” average in any specific course required for the dietetics degree
- Complete the application.
- Attach unofficial transcripts of all university coursework; official transcripts must be received by the Lipscomb University Records office prior to admission to the program.
- Return the completed application to Autumn Marshall, Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology.
For questions related to the admission process for entry into the DPD program, please contact Autumn Marshall.
Specific courses required:
- AC 2503 - Financial Accounting
- BY 2424 - Introductory Microbiology
- BY 2434 - Anatomy and Physiology I
- BY 2444 - Anatomy and Physiology II
- CM 1013 - Introduction to Chemistry
- CM 1023 - Introduction to Chemistry-Organic
- CM 1034 - Introduction to Chemistry-Biochemistry
- EX 4113 - Exercise Physiology
- MG 3503 - Leading and Managing People
- MG 4453 - Human Resource Management
- MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics
- NUTR 1011 - Professional Orientation
- NUTR 1213 - Basic Foods
- NUTR 2613 - Principles of Nutrition
- NUTR 3213 - Food Science and Production
- NUTR 3223 - Nutrition Education and Health Promotion
- NUTR 3603 - Community Nutrition
- NUTR 3643 - Maternal and Child Nutrition
- NUTR 3653 - Nutrition in Aging
- NUTR 3703 - Sports Nutrition
- NUTR 4093 - Senior Seminar
- NUTR 4213 - Food Systems Management I
- NUTR 4223 - Food Systems Management II
- NUTR 4232 - Quantity Food Production, Safety, and Sanitation
- NUTR 4503 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I
- NUTR 4513 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II
- NUTR 4613 - Nutritional Biochemistry
- NUTR 4623 - Clinical Nutrition Documentation
- PS 1113 - Introduction to Psychology
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.