Post-Baccalaureate Program in Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides a pathway to become a Registered Dietitian after earning a non-dietetics undergraduate degree. A student who completes all courses required for the Dietetics major* through La Salle’s accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition can prepare for the Registered Dietitian credential without completing an entire second degree:
- Apply online to La Salle University through the Office of Adult Enrollment or by calling 215.951.1100.
- Previous transcript(s) will be evaluated by the Program Director for course work that can be applied to Dietetics requirements
- Personalized course sequence will be developed to complete Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics academic requirements (part-time or full-time). Upon completion of all required course work, you will receive a Verification Statement that permits application to a dietetics supervised practice program.**
- Once academic requirements are met, apply to the La Salle Coordinated Program in Dietetics or outside internship to meet supervised practice requirements.
- Completion of supervised practice qualifies you to take the Registered Dietitian examination to earn the R. D. (also called Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist or RDN) credential, which is granted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Once the R.D. credential has been earned, you are eligible to apply for licensure in states that have licensure for dietitians. You can refer to the state licensure board for the requirements in the state where you intend to practice.
Please contact Dr. Laura B. Frank, R.D., L.D.N., Director of Didactic Program in Nutrition, for further information about the program, curriculum and outcomes at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also refer to the Didactic Program in Nutrition Student Handbook.
To learn more about this program’s curriculum, visit the online course catalog.
*The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has very specific course requirements for eligibility to apply to a supervised practice program. Courses which may be completed at another college or university include: English Composition, Public Speaking, Computer Science, Statistics, Macroeconomics, Psychology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, and Microbiology. In addition to these courses, 11 (for Coordinated Program acceptance) or 13 (for verification to apply to outside internships) Nutrition courses are required which must be completed through an ACEND-accredited DPD program.
** The supervised practice requirement is an unpaid internship, a minimum of 1200 hours, typically full-time for approximately 10-12 months. The La Salle Coordinated Program offers a spot in our internship for students who meet academic criteria, while application to outside internships is very competitive.