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University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown    
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog 
  Dec 05, 2022
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Clinical Dietetics/Nutrition

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Dietitians are the health professionals who apply scientific knowledge to guide people in selecting foods to meet their health needs. The curriculum offers courses in food and nutrition sciences as well as medical nutrition therapy. Graduates would need to apply for a post baccalaureate internship or pursue a coordinated master’s degree program to be eligible to take the National Registration Examination for Dietitians.

The admissions criteria for this program are the same as for the other programs in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Prerequisite Course Work:

  • 60 credits minimum
  • A 2.5 minimum cumulative QPA
  • A minimum QPA of 2.5 for prerequisite courses
  • A minimum grade of C- in all courses designated as prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses


CHEM 0230  and CHEM 0235  are offered every other year, usually odd numbered years, e.g. 2013)

Communication/Public Speaking (3 credits)

Math (3-4 credits)

Sociology (3 credits)

  • SOC 0010

Introduction to Human Nutrition (3 credits)

Not offered at Pitt-Johnstown **

Introduction to Profession of Dietetics (1 credit)

Not offered at Pitt-Johnstown ***

Social and Cultural Determinants of Food (3 credits)

Not offered at Pitt-Johnstown ***


* Should be taken before chemistry

**Introduction to Human Nutrition can be taken online through Pennsylvania State University’s Nutrition 251 course or through the Community College of Allegheny County’s ( DIT 106 Fundamentals of Nutrition course.

***Introduction to Profession of Dietetics and Social and Cultural Determinants of Foods are to be taken while enrolled in the program at the Pittsburgh campus.

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