Transfer and Continuing Education Students

Transfer Students

Students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university who wish to transfer to CSB/SJU and complete their degree with a major in nutrition.

General Information for Transfer Students:

Students interested in the Nutrition major who intend to complete two or more semesters at another accredited college or university before transferring to CSB/SJU are advised to consider completion of one or more of the following pre-requisite courses (refer to CSB/SJU Academic Catalog for description of courses indicated):

For the Didactic Program in Dietetics or Nutrition Major:

Continuing Education Students

Graduates who have an earned bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from an accredited college or university and are seeking to complete only the academic coursework to be eligible for the RD credential.

Individuals who wish to continue their education (on either a part-time “Continuing Education” or full-time “Special Student” basis) with the intent to be credentialed as a Registered Dietitian may complete the courses required for the Didactic Program in Dietetics without earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from CSB/SJU. Once all DPD program requirements have been met, candidates for the credential will receive a verification statement from the Program Director that will indicate that they are qualified to apply to an accredited internship program. Continuing education students in the DPD must complete all of the educational and professional criteria required by the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) to be eligible to take the national Registration Examination for Dietitians. These criteria include the following:

  1. Documentation of completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited, U. S. college or university (official transcripts from degree granting institution will be required)
  2. Verification of completion of an ACEND-accredited program of study in dietetics
  3. Completion of an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program (Dietetic Internship) which follows completion of steps 1 and 2. (see more information under the link, Didactic Program in Dietetics)
  4. Pass a national registration examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Required courses for completion of the ACEND-accredited program of study in dietetics (DPD)

Pre-requisite and supporting work:

Nutrition Courses:

It is possible that course work completed as part of an earned undergraduate degree at another college/university could be counted as coursework in the DPD. A transcript and syllabus evaluation is completed by the DPD Program Director to determine if a previously completed course may be counted toward completion of the DPD. The candidate should follow these guidelines when requesting a transcript review:

General Information for Continuing Education (CE) Students: