Nutrition & Dietetics Program
The Department of Family, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (FNES) of Queens College, City University of New York offers a Didactic Program in Dietetics through the undergraduate program in Nutrition and Dietetics. This program is based on the standards of Education of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the goals of the FNES Department.
The curriculum consists of 24 classes (79 credits) including biology, chemistry, psychology, food science, nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, food service management, nutrition counseling, research methods, life cycle and community nutrition. Upon completion of the curriculum and earning a bachelor’s degree (B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics) students will be eligible to start a ACEND approved Dietetic Internship for which they have applied and been accepted into.
For more detailed information about the program please refer to the Nutrition and Dietetics Student Handbook under Program Resources on the right.
The handbook includes information regarding the requirements and process to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), estimated cost of the program to students, requirements for application, admission, graduation and program completion, curriculum, academic calendar, financial aid, and policies and procedures.
Program Goals and Objectives
The program will prepare graduates to competently fulfill the Nutrition and Dietetics program to enter supervised practice programs, or careers and graduate studies to improve the nutrition health and well- being of individuals, families and/or communities.
“At least 80% of program students complete program/degree requirements within 4.5 years (150% of the program length)”.
“At least 75 percent of program graduates apply for admission to a supervised practice program prior to or within 12 months of graduation”.
“Of program graduates who apply to a supervised practice program, at least 75 percent are admitted within 12 months of graduation”.
At least 65% of graduate survey respondents not admitted into a supervised practice within 12 months of graduation will be in a career and/or graduate studies that improve the nutrition health and well- being of individuals, families, and/or communities.
The program will prepare graduates to think critically and solve problems within the context of nutrition and dietetics to enhance their ability to satisfactorily fulfill supervised practice programs, and pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam to become registered dietitian nutritionists.
“The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%”.
On the Directors Survey, 80% of responses will indicate that graduates are satisfactorily prepared for supervised practice in all areas.
On the Graduates Survey, 80% of respondents, having completed a supervised practice program, will report they were satisfactorily prepared for supervised practice in all areas.
Program outcomes data are available upon request
The first step is getting admitted to Queens College. Start here.
If/When you are admitted, you need to accept admission to Queens College.
Complete the Nutrition and Dietetics Program Application (linked on the right, takes about 5 minutes. You will need your unofficial transcripts) and follow the directions for emailing it.
To get admitted into the Nutrition and Dietetics major, you need a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Set up a meeting with the program director to discuss if your GPA is a little lower. This requirement is set so that you have a good chance for success in the RD exam at the end of the pathway toward that credential, but also to the CDN credential, the NDTR exam, and employment in other career paths.
Admission from another college
If you are transferring from another college, follow step 1, then step 2 above. We have agreements for credit transfer with several colleges. If we don’t have one with your college of origin, your transfer credits will be evaluated once you have accepted admission to Queens College and have sent your Nutrition and Dietetics Program Application.
Admission from a school outside of the United States
If you are transferring from a school outside of the United States, you will need an evaluation of your coursework. See here for information
Once you have that evaluation from a CDR approved foreign degree evaluation agency, you can apply to Queens College for admission, as described above, following step 1, then after being admitted and accepting admission, step 2.
You will meet with the program director to discuss what coursework you will need as part of the admission into the Nutrition and Dietetics major, where the DPD program is housed.
Expenses and Financial Aid
For information on the cost of the Nutrition and Dietetics program, please refer to the handbook (link on the right).
For information on the cost of studying at Queens College, and available financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid here
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