The Program

The Health Science/Nutrition Option program is a Registered Dietitian preparation curriculum, also referred to as the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The curriculum combines courses in health promotion, exercise science, addictions, food service management, and natural and social sciences with courses in food and nutrition.

DPD Verification Statement

Students wishing to become an RD by applying to dietetic internships after graduation from Keene State must earn a Didactic Program in Dietetics Verification Statement in addition to their degree.

This requires that upon completion of all course work, the student must pass the Verification Statement Examination offered by the Health Science/Nutrition Option. The exam is free of charge and is offered frequently throughout the year.

Students may return at any time to take this examination after completing the Health Science/Nutrition Option baccalaureate degree. They may also retake the test as needed.