The major in Nutrition and Food Science with a Dietetics concentration is a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Dietetics and Nutrition of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 877-1600, ext. 5400.
After completing the degree requirements and providing the DPD director with official transcripts, students receive a verification statement that DPD requirements have been met, qualifying them to apply for a supervised practice program (dietetic internship). After completion of an internship, students must pass the national examination to become registered dietitians/nutritionists (R.D.N) and be eligible for licensure as dietitians/nutritionists (L.D.N.) in the State of Tennessee.
Students with baccalaureate degrees in other areas may complete the DPD requirements at MTSU. Transfer students must meet with the DPD director to determine which courses will be accepted toward the MTSU DPD program. At a minimum all transfer students must complete NFS 1010 , NFS 4010 , NFS 4020 , NFS 4320 , NFS 4322 , NFS 4240 , NFS 4300 , NFS 4305 , and NFS 4310 at MTSU.