The Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DP) is offered on the Denton campus of Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences. The program is offered in the broader framework of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Nutrition: Emphasis in Dietetics; therefore, the prospective student must meet the university’s admission requirements. The general education courses required for the BS degree give the DP students a broad humanistic background that is essential for success in the healthcare profession by blending the liberal arts and sciences with career specific (health) knowledge. Graduates who successfully complete curriculum requirements for the DP will receive a Verification Statement from the program director and may apply for Dietetic Internship in Denton or Houston at Texas Woman’s University or other accredited programs. Upon successful completion of the dietetic internship, the students are eligible take the national examination to become registered dietitians and become active members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The DP is an accredited program and must maintain its accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Gaining valuable input from students, former students, preceptors, and external constituents helps the program thrive and grow. The DP program maintains high academic standards and graduates who perform above the national average on the national examination for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.
The estimated cost of attendance at TWU is based on the number of credit hours in which the student is enrolled and residence.
The program follows the university calendar and schedule of classes.
The DP Handbook contains valuable information and must be reviewed by all students majoring in the program. The final page must be signed and returned to the DP Director.
Texas Woman’s University Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040 extension 5400. www.eatright.org/ACEND
DP Verification Statement of Completion
A Verification Statement of Completion is a document which verifies that a student has completed the DP requirements to apply for a position in a dietetic internship program or to apply to take the DTR exam.
Maximum Allowable Time for Completing Graduation/Program Requirements
Undergraduate students must complete the program within six years of enrollment. Post-baccalaureate students must complete the DP requirements within three years of enrollment in the program. If the student needs more than these times, then she/he will have to meet the DP requirements currently in effect.
DP Policies and Procedures
The policies and procedures are found in the DP Handbook.
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