The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy has teamed up with Simmons University, through its College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences to create an “Articulation Agreement” that offers Friedman students the opportunity to take classes at Simmons to complete the required undergraduate-level courses that are necessary to become a Registered Dietitian.
This Certificate in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), prepares students to become Registered Dietitians and will confirm the successful completion of the first step in the credentialing process for dietetics practitioners. Students enrolled in a Friedman School degree program are allowed to matriculate at reduced cost into the necessary Simmons nutrition/dietetics undergraduate-level courses to complete the undergraduate dietetics requirements (called the DPD – Didactic Program in Dietetics) to be an RD. Since this is a formal program culminating in an educational credential, you must formally apply to Simmons for admission to the Certificate in the DPD.
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