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Dietetics: BS or DPD-Only (Didactic Dietetics Education Certificate Program) – Online

This Online Program Begins Each Summer

The Distance Dietetics Program (DDP), which includes the BS and DPD-only options, is offered by the UNC Dietetics and Nutrition Department through UNC Extended Campus. It begins each Summer term.

U.S. applicants (outside of Colorado) for online programs: please be sure to check your eligibility by state of residence.

Program Coordinators

Contact the Off-Campus Program Coordinator

Amy Baird

Academic Program Coordinator for Distance Dietetics Program

Lisa Caldwell

Student Services Coordinator

Michelle McDermott

Academic Program Coordinator for Didactic Program in Dietetics

Dr. Alena Clark

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted year-round for the DDP program for each Summer term start. We encourage you to apply as early as possible for the upcoming Summer term, because spots are limited in this online program.

Application Process

The first step for all students is to complete the DDP Application form. The application process, including the transcript evaluation form, is available on the Distance Dietetic Program Application page:

International Applicants

All international (non-U.S. citizen) applicants should mark Yes for "Are you an international student?" at the beginning of the application process. You will also need to prepare the following for your application:

  • Official Transcripts of all institutions attended after high school
  • Demonstration of Language proficiency – TOEFL IBT: 70; IELTS: 6.0; PTE-A: 50, or petition for exemption. UNC's institutional code for TOEFL is 4074.
  • Copy of passport bio page**
  • Financial Documentation** – we will need to verify that you can financially cover the estimated costs (tuition, fees, room, board, insurance, books, supplies, travel) of the time you will be in the U.S. Those applying to programs that last longer than 1 year will only need to provide proof for the first year at the time of application.

** = Items marked with ** are only required for applicants who will be coming to the United States.

For more information about UNC International Admissions and the UNC Center for International Education, please visit the International Admissions site, email grad.school@unco.edu, or call 970-351-2831.


Credits Required:
DPD-Only: 30 courses (15 provided by UNC)
BS Degree: 120 credits including the DPD courses
Time to Completion:
5 terms (18 months)
$405/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Off-Campus Coordinator:

Amy Baird


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