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Option in Dietetics

About the 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 about the undergraduate DPD, please contact Dr. Jeanette Andrade.

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. Check out the other wonderful services and facilities we have on campus through EIU's virtual tour.

The DPD is eligible for continued re-accreditation. Please read our self-study report that has been submitted to the academy for this accreditation. The site visit will occur November 6-8, 2016.

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