Dietetics students need to have a passion for nutrition, education, the sciences, and people. Through the didactic program in dietetics, students may choose to obtain the supervised experience required for taking the Registered Dietitian exam after graduation. Or, through the coordinated program, students may perform both the coursework and the supervised experience during college. Students develop critical thinking ability and a broad perspective in the life and physical sciences, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition assessment, diet selection and planning, and food service systems management.
Transfer GPA and Course Requirements
Purdue admits to individual majors. To be considered for admission as a college transfer student, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements for their desired major. In addition, some majors have course requirements. Requirements for this major are posted below (unless the program is closed to transfers).
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Additional Requirements: Two semesters of college-level chemistry with a grade of C or higher.