Pre-Dietetics and Nutrition

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  • Program Contact: Dr. Mary Mulcahy

    Academic Division: Biological and Health Sciences

    Program Description:

    Do you love food? Do you love it so much you want to learn the science behind it? And how food is digested and absorbed? Would you like to help people make good food choices and stay healthy? If so, then you may be interested in our two-year program. 

    You'll take courses in several different areas, including chemistry, biology, sociology and psychology. After you complete the program on our campus, you'll apply to the University of Pittsburgh's Nutrition and Dietetics Program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS).

    Once you earn your degree, you can pretty much work anywhere: In a hospital or health care center you'll make sure patients receive proper nutrition. In an industry or business where you'll research new products. For the government where you can develop food and nutrition policies.

    What you can do with a degree in Pre-Dietetics and Nutrition  .

    Program Requirements:

    The two-year program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford must include the following courses:


    **Provisions will be made for transfer students to take this course during the Fall term of the Junior year, after admission to the program.

    Other Admission Criteria Include:

    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (based on 4.0)
    • A minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.5
    • A minimum grade of C- in all courses designated as prerequisites


    Application Deadline: March 15
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    Freshman Guarantee: Qualified freshman applicants will be offered a guaranteed admission into the Coordinated Masters in Dietetics program. Guaranteed students must maintain an overall and prerequisite GPA of 3.3 or better and meet all admission requirements. For consideration, please check code CLNDN when applying to Pitt (at regional Pitt campuses, choose corresponding codes).

    Please be advised

    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

    Additional Information:

    Our program is a two-year course of study. when you complete it, you must apply to the University of Pittsburgh's Nutrition Program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS).

    Admission to this program is competitive.  Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission.

    Please note, Nutrition and Dietetics programs are in the process of being redesigned to align with recommendations from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Commission on Dietetic Registration will be requiring a Master's degree for registration eligibility beginning 2024. Please refer to the University of Pittsburgh's Dept. of Sports Medicine and Nutrition for more information.


    The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, in cooperation with University of Pittsburgh graduate programs and other graduate schools, offers several guarantee options for graduate and professional schools.