The St. Kate’s major in dietetics will teach you the relationship between food, nutrition, and human health and physiology — and how to communicate scientific information about food in a practical, engaging way.
Get Connected to Dietetics Work and Volunteer Opportunities
As a dietetics major, you will receive personalized guidance throughout this as you move through the curriculum. We provide connections and suggestions for volunteering and working.
In the course Intercultural and Community Nutrition, you’ll start in the classroom learning about cultural and religious food patterns, then move into the food lab to create foods from around the world.
Community Lifespan Nutrition takes you into schools and community organizations to promote healthy nutrition and gain real-world experience.
Experimental Foods and Nutrition introduces the use of statistics and allows you to develop an original research project, which may be presented at the annual Minnesota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference.
These experiences in the dietetics program are a definite plus during the dietetic internship application process or at any job interview.
The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is the first step in becoming an RD/RDN. The DPD Student Handbook houses additional information about the program, including:
unique costs and requirements of the DPD program
steps to supervised practice
the computer matching process
the national registration exam
The knowledge requirements for this program can be found at Core Knowledge Requirements for DPD.
The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at St. Catherine University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND):
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Additional information can be found at https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend.