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Students interested in a career as a registered dietitian are required to complete the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), which can be completed within any of the undergraduate degree programs in Nutrition:

(i) the B.A. or B.S. in Nutrition or

(ii) the B.A. or the B.S. in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism. Completion of the DPD is a pre-requisite to entering a dietetic internship.

DPD Course Requirements / Curriculum

Students wishing to meet eligibility for 'Dietetic Registration' should consult with the Program Director:

James Swain, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.
School of Medicine | Room WG-48
Tel. (216) 368-6554

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  • The Didactic Program in Dietetics at Case Western Reserve University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) / Washington, D.C. Office

    1120 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 480 Washington, D.C. 20036 Phone:  (800) 877-0877  or   (202) 775-8277

    120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000 Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
    Phone: (800) 877-1600 / (312) 899-0040 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 899-0040 ext. 5500 Tel. (312) 899-4772 FAX