2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Dietetics, B.S.

The B.S. in dietetics curriculum is designed for students planning to pursue the coordinated program in nutrition and dietetics (CP). The CP includes both a B.S. in dietetics and an M.A. in health advancement and promotion along with supervised experiential to prepare graduates to sit for the credentialing examination for dietitians. Both degrees are awarded only after successful completion of all CP requirements. Students who are unable to fulfill admission requirements or continue in the CP for any reason will work with their advisor to select a different major.

Please see the listing in the Health Advancement and Promotion, M.A.  for additional CP graduate requirements.

Students apply to the CP through an internal process once they have completed at least 60 credit hours of course credit, including courses marked as prerequisites. Students must have a cumulative GPA at Fontbonne of at least 3.25 to be considered. For more information, please see the graduate program requirements for the M.A, and our program website.

The CP at Fontbonne University is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza Drive, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 1-800-877-1600, ext. 5400.

Baccalaureate Degree and Residency Requirements

All requirements for an undergraduate degree are listed under Academic Policies and Regulations  in the undergraduate introductory section in this catalog. These requirements include a graduation requirement of at least one course in religion or theology.


Students apply to the CP through an internal application process. Below are minimum requirements to be considered for the CP:

  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours (includes transfer coursework)
  • Completion of all required prerequisite courses* OR bachelor’s degree and DPD verification statement from an accredited dietetics education program
  • 3.25 cumulative GPA for all coursework completed at Fontbonne OR overall GPA of 3.25 (for non Fontbonne students)
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Interview (if not a current Fontbonne student)

*Early applications will be considered for students who will have completed at least 75% of prerequisite course credits by the semester they plan to enter the CP

Please see the CP program page for additional information on program admission policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes

These learning outcomes are for the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics: 

  1. Program graduates will be prepared as competent entry-level professionals in the areas of food, nutrition, and dietetics. 
  2. Program graduates will achieve their career goals in food, nutrition, and dietetics. 
  3. While completing the CP, students will meet each of the ACEND defined competencies for entry level registered dietitian nutritionists (CRDNs)

General Education Requirements

The 42 credit hours of general education requirements are presented in the undergraduate academic information  section in this catalog. A course that meets a general education requirement may also meet a course requirement in the major or a course requirement in another discipline.

The following specific general education courses must be chosen to meet the requirements of this major.

Courses Required in Other Disciplines

Graduate Level Courses

Once students are accepted into the coordinated program in nutrition and dietetics, they will begin taking graduate level courses. The following 14-15 graduate course credits will count toward both the bachelor of science in dietetics and the master of arts in health advancement and promotion under the accelerated master’s degree pathway (CP).

Two of the following

Up to two of the following 1-credit practicum courses.