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Undergraduate Dietetics Program

The undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-5400.

For more information on how to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, click here.  Successful completion of this program is an early step in becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist as alumni will be qualified to apply for a post-baccalaureaute Dietetic Internship (DI) through the DICAS system.  As obtaining a DI is highly competitive, doing all that you can during your undergraduate years will strengthen your DI application.  Completion of the DI enables students to take the registration exam for dietitian nutritionists.

As you continue to consider EIU for your undergraduate dietetics degree, please note the different sources of financial aid and scholarships that are available for qualifying students. To better the cost of attending EIU, please realize that EIU utilizes a textbook rental program, book costs are greatly reduced. Many of the laboratory courses (foods and chemistry) have nominal course fees that are billed directly to your student account. Other expenses include the purchase of hairnets and a chef's coat for your foods labs.

Why Choose EIU for Dietetics?

If you are looking for an engaging discipline, enjoy learning about health and wellbeing and like to make a positive impact on others, dietetics is the option for you! Our program offers small classes, hands on application, creative coursework and a venue to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. If you wish to pursue other options in dietetics, such as working as a WIC nutritionist, food inspector, quality assurance manager or product developer in food industry, school food director, or as a health advocate.

Click on the various tabs below to find out more about our undergraduate program in dietetics and why our program is the best choice for you!