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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Prerequisite Coursework

Once accepted to EMU as an undergraduate student with a dietetics intent major, the College of Health and Human Services Advising Office evaluates the student’s transcript(s) to determine which prerequisites the student still needs to complete.

Prerequisite courses cannot be older than ten years at the time of the Dietetics program application (except for General Psychology and Statistics, which have no time limit). Satisfactory completion (C or above) of all prerequisite courses (pre-application and pre-admission) is required before starting the CP in the fall.

Applicants are highly encouraged to communicate with CHHS Advising and/or Sandy Pernecky, MS, RDN, to have any required prerequisites pre-approved prior to both completing these courses and applying to the Dietetics Program (2nd Admission), as there is no guarantee that similar-appearing courses from another institution will be accepted as equivalent. EMU admission is required prior to the transcript and course review.

Pre-Application Phase: 20-21 hours

To be considered for entry into the Dietetics Program, students must earn a grade of “C” or above in all required prerequisite courses with an overall GPA of 2.75 and prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher (or attain a 3.5 pre-application required course prerequisite GPA, if overall GPA is less than 2.75).

The following prerequisites are required to be completed prior to January 1st (of the year of application) for eligibility:




Satisfy one of the following options.

Pre-Admission Phase: 14-15 hours

The following prerequisite courses may be completed before applying for the program but must be completed before enrolling in courses listed under Major Requirements. These must be completed with a transcript submitted to the Program Director by September 1 of the year the student begins the program. Completing Pre-Admission Phase courses prior to applying, strengthens a candidate’s application.

Pre-Program Course Requirement: 2 hours

DTC 230 - Fundamentals in Nutrition Therapy  is required for all students accepted into the CP and alternates. This course will be offered in Summer II only. The Program Director will provide permission to register for those students accepted into the CP.

Please see pre-application/pre-admission coursesPlease note that this list contains courses that, in the past, have been approved to satisfy pre-admission/pre-application requirements for EMU’s Dietetics program ONLY. They may not be considered equivalent to use in other programs in the University or satisfy general education requirements. This table should be used as a planning tool only. It does not commit Eastern Michigan University to accept transfer credit for the course, nor does it indicate that a course listed is still offered.