DPD for Post-Baccalaureate Students

Admission to Seattle Pacific University as a post-baccalaureate student requires a separate application.

Admission to the Didactic Program in Dietetics, or DPD, requires a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and the completion of the following prerequisite courses, with attainment of C- (1.7) or better in each:

  • BIO 2129 “Anatomy and Physiology”
  • BIO 2130 “Anatomy and Physiology”
  • CHM 1310 “Survey of General Chemistry”
  • CHM 1330 “Organic and Biological Chemistry”
  • CHM 1360 “Survey of Biological Chemistry”
  • PSY 1100 or SOC 1100
  • FCS 2365 “Food Science” or FCS 3340 “Human Nutrition”

Only courses completed within the last seven years will be considered for meeting DPD requirements.

Course requirements for non-degree seeking post-baccalaureate students desiring DPD verification are the same as those for the undergraduate dietetics emphasis, except that FCS 1050 and FCS 3240 are omitted.

A transcript review by the DPD director will determine the courses that must be completed to fulfill the DPD requirements. You may be asked to submit course syllabi for evaluation.

Students who opt to complete the requirements for a second baccalaureate degree may be eligible for federal student financial aid. Non-degree or approved certificate-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.