Students must submit an application package to the program director by October 30 or March 30 prior to the first semester of supervised practice experience. Please send the completed application package to:
Dr. Bettina Taylor, RDN
Ag Annex 102d
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
The application package must include the following information:
- Personal statement delineating student’s professional goals and reasons for seeking the RDN credential.
- Completed course work, date completed, and achieved grades (see form below).
- Transcripts of all coursework completed at non DSU institutions.
- Résumé detailing education, work experience, volunteers experience, honors/awards and leadership experience.
- Two references (see Confidential Reference Form below). One reference must be from a college professor in a core or science course and one from a person for whom the student worked or volunteered.
After review of the application, the applicant will be formally interviewed by the program director and/or department chair as needed. The purpose of the interview is to determine the applicant’s communication skills, professionalism, maturity, and ability to successfully complete the rigorous CP program.
Upon acceptance to DSU’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics (see program director for specifications), students will be required to supply evidence of health insurance, complete a national background check, obtain student liability insurance, and provide proof of current immunizations including proof of a negative TB skin test performed within the past 12 months. Most hospitals require a controlled substance test and flu, Hepatitis B, and possibly Hepatitis A vaccinations. Depending on the supervised practice rotation, students may need to obtain additional tests to work in specific health care facilities. Some supervised practice sites may require recent drug and/or alcohol testing.
Students transferring from another institution of higher learning should refer to Delaware State University policies for transfer student admissions: http://www.desu.edu/admissions/transfer-student-admissions. Prior to being considered for admission to the CP, transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 hours at Delaware State University. All supervised practice hours, Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II, Community Nutrition, and Institutional Food Service must be completed at DSU.
PREREQUISITE COURSES FOR COORDINATED PROGRAM IN DIETETICS
(or ECON-208: Statistics)
|Communications||ENGL-101||English Composition I||3|
|Communications||ENGL-102||English Composition II||3|
|Biology||BIOL-101||General Biology I||4|
|Biology||BIOL-102||General Biology II||4|
(or HMEC-260: Food Microbiology)*
(or BIOL-208: Anatomy & Physiology II)
|3 or 4|
|Chemistry||CHEM-101||General Chemistry I||4|
|Chemistry||CHEM-102||General Chemistry II||4|
|Human Ecology||HMEC-105||Principles & Analysis of Food Prep.||3|
|Human Ecology||HMEC-215||Introduction to Nutrition||3|
|Human Ecology||HMEC-250||Introduction to Food Science||3|
|Human Ecology||HMEC-315||Introduction to Dietetics*||2|
|Human Ecology||HMEC-335||Nutrition During the Life Cycle*||3|
|Hospitality Mgmt.||HMT-311||Food Production Management*||3|
|Human Ecology||HMEC336||Institutional Food Service*||3|
|Human Ecology||HMEC-325||Nutritional Assessment*||2|
*May be taken consecutively while student applies to coordinated program.
CONFIDENTIAL REFERENCE FORM
[Applicant’s Name] ______________________________ is applying for admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Delaware State University to fulfill the academic and supervised practice requirements to become RD/RDN eligible.
Evaluator Name: _______________________________________________________________
Organization if applicable: _______________________________________________________
Telephone number: _______________________ E-mail: _____________________________
Please be candid in your response:
How long have you known the applicant? __________________________________________
In what capacity do you know the applicant? _______________________________________
If possible, would you choose this student for admission? _____Yes ____ NO
Please rate the applicant compared to other college students:
|CHARACTER AND SKILLS||Excellent||Good||Average||Fair||Poor||Not observed|
|Ability to Work With Others|
______ Highly Recommend
______ Recommend with Reservations
______ Do not Recommend
Please provide additional comments about the applicant:
Evaluator Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________________
The Department of Human Ecology appreciates your evaluation of the applicant.
Please return the evaluation to the student in a sealed envelope with your signature across the seal. The applicant will not view the reference form you submit.