Didactic Program in Dietetics


The mission of the TCU Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is to support the missions of the University, College, and Department by providing a preeminent academic curriculum that prepares students to be scientifically competent, accountable, and ethically responsible citizens who are prepared for supervised practice and/or graduate school and advancing as self-educating dietetics professionals who will become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists in the global community.

  • Program Goal #1 – Prepare graduates to achieve competence in Foundation Knowledge for entry-level dietitians, and to receive DPD Verification as specified by the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Program Goal #2 – Provide graduates with adequate knowledge to secure employment and/or post-graduate education, including Dietetic Internships.
  • Program Goal #3 – Prepare graduates to continually participate in professional activities and education, service, and growth.