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Dietetics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Marshall University leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and prepares students to work in clinical nutrition, community health, and food service management positions.  

The program provides students with a well-rounded education that includes both classroom and “hands-on” experience. Classes are small and the faculty are committed to ensuring the success of students. The DPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and meets the academic standards to qualify students for a dietetic internship (DI).  

Students must complete both an undergraduate DPD and a post baccalaureate supervised practice experience to be eligible to take the national Registered Dietitian examination.

Accreditation

The DPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and meets the academic standards to qualify students for a dietetic internship (DI).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students enrolled in the DPD will complete a variety of courses to enhance their knowledge and skills related to food and nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, management, and education/counseling. 

Required courses include:

  • food & nutrition courses such as lifespan nutrition, 
  • community nutrition & chemistry of foods; 
  • science courses such as chemistry, physiology, anatomy & microbiology; 
  • medical nutrition therapy courses; 
  • and management courses.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

  • $65.00 USD Application Fee (non-refundable).
  • Official Transcripts – Transcripts must be in English and original language and contain ALL secondary school, college or university academic credits and grades. The transcripts must be sent directly to the MU Admissions Office by the institution that you attended.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency 
  • Submit Proof of Financial Support (if you need to obtain an F-1 visa) showing that you or your sponsor have finances to support your study and living costs for one academic year (9 months).

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18614 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9307 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8128 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4064 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Huntington

  • 621 - 1040 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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