The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), designed for those who wish to enter the dietetics profession, is an academic program in a U.S. regionally accredited college or university that culminates in a minimum of a baccalaureate degree. The TCU Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) meets the eligibility requirements and accreditation standards for entry-level dietetics education programs specified by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, with required coursework in communications, physical and biological sciences, social sciences, research, food, nutrition, management and health care systems.
- 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.