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Dietetics Option - Curriculum

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The general MSU catalog is divided according to academic years on this web site. The year that you enter the program is generally considered the academic year that you use for your curriculum. If you're not sure what catalog you're following, ask your advisor.

Standards of Work

Any student receiving a grade below a "C" in any upper division required course will be required to repeat the course. Students must attain a "C" or better in any required prerequisite course to register for upper division food and nutrition courses.


The dietetics option at Montana State University-Bozeman is accredited as a Didactic Program in Dietetics by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education, 120 Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, 312 877-5400. A graduate will attain a verification statement upon completing the ACEND-accredited dietetics program curriculum in addition to a minimum of a "C" or better in each required program course at graduation. A graduate is then eligible to apply for an ACEND-accredited supervised practice/dietetic internship.  Upon completion of the post-graduate dietetic internship, students are eligible to take the national registration exam for dietitians. Once the individual has passed the exam, the individual is then a "registered dietitian." The dietetics option has a strong foundation in food and nutrition, food service management, and science components. Registered dietitians may find employment in health care facilities; industrial, school, and university food services; community nutrition services; private practice; sales for food service or health products; and other related fields.