- Welcome to the website of Radford University's Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics. We hope you enjoy your visit and will consider Radford University and a major in Nutrition and Dietetics in your plans.
- The Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) is designed to prepare students for careers as Registered Dietitians working in wellness, disease prevention and nutrition therapy settings. Alternative career paths include healthcare foodservice management, public health and the medical food industry. Through a program committed to continual review, evaluation and improvement, the DPND provides the learning opportunities to achieve the core knowledge requirements defined by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
- Our program, of approximately 115 majors, offers a close knit environment with 4 faculty teaching upper division classes, all Registered Dietitians. The ratio of faculty to students in the typical upper division class size (25-30) makes it possible for faculty to get to know students and be available for assistance and advising outside of class time. Students get to know each other by taking many classes together and often form strong bonds which persist after graduation.
- Students are encouraged to join the Radford University Dietetic Association (RUDA). This student organization promotes the profession of dietetics through leadership opportunities, community services, and professional development. The organization enhances camaraderie among the students at all levels. Visit the RUDA on Facebook
- RU Graduates are accepted in Dietetic Internships and graduate school programs all over the US. Alumni are working in a wide variety of dietetics specialties from medical nutrition therapy to retail marketing to health and wellness. For Alumni: Visit the Radford University Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Page on Facebook.
- NUTR Course Description (PDF)
- Program of Study/Four Year Plan* (PDF)
Four-Year Plan * - These are intended to provide a guide to planning a typical four year course of study for the concentration. Actual plans will vary with the individual needs and choices of the student.