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In the Department of Health and Behavior Studies

Become a Registered Dietitian > DPD Required Courses

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DPD Required Courses

I. DPD courses that also serve as prerequisites for admission to the Program in Nutrition:

  • Anatomy & physiology I & II with labs or 2 semesters of biology with labs plus 1 semester of human physiology without lab
  • General / Inorganic chemistry with lab (one semester)
  • Organic chemistry with lab (one semester)
  • Biochemistry without lab
  • Basic/Introductory nutrition
  • Statistics

II. DPD courses that also serve as M.S. courses:

  • Advanced Nutrition I and II
  • Community Nutrition
  • Food, Nutrition, and Behavior
  • Nutritional Ecology
  • Strategies for Nutrition Education and Health Behavior Change
  • Nutrition and Human Development
  • Nutrition Care Process and Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Research Methods

III. DPD courses that are not prerequisites to the M.S. or part of the M.S. degree:

  • Microbiology without lab (can be completed at any accredited college or university)
  • Cultural foods with lab (to be completed at Lehman College in New York City)*
  • Food science with lab (to be completed at Lehman College in New York City)*
  • Food service management (to be completed at Lehman College in New York City)*

    *Cultural foods, food science, and food service management courses completed prior to January 1, 2014, will be accepted as fulfillment of the Lehman College courses. Beginning January 1, 2014, these three courses must be completed at Lehman College.

Many of the DPD courses listed within parts I and III above are not offered at Teachers College. A sample list of colleges and universities offering the courses can be found here.