The nutrition program at Cedar Crest College is designed to prepare you for application to an accredited internship (your next step in becoming a registered dietitian), graduate school or the job market. (See Career Opportunities for some specific career tracks available to graduates of our nutrition program.)
After successfully completing our nutrition major program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, you will not only receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, but also a Verification Statement indicating that you have successfully completed the College’s Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).
Our DPD meets the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) competency requirements. This is a vital step if you wish to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist because students who complete the DPD are eligible to apply to a Dietetic Internship (which is also available at the College).
Before Declaring Your Major
A departmental visit and interview with the program director are recommended for anyone interested in coursework in nutrition. Once you have been accepted into the nutrition program, you must receive a C or better in all didactic courses and maintain at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA to remain in the major.