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Certificate of Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

How to Apply

The Certificate of Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD Certificate) is only open to students who have at least a Master’s Degree or who are completing the MS in Nutrition at the University of Cincinnati. 

Please use the following steps to apply to the program:

  • The application form must be typed or neatly printed in ink.  Information included on the form must be accurate and complete.  It is not necessary for applicants to apply to the University of Cincinnati separately. 

  • Applicants to the DPD Certificate must send official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts with the application form for any undergraduate degrees or courses completed at another university.  Transcripts from foreign institutions must include a credential evaluation from an organization approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

  • A basic data form must also be submitted.  The form is available here to fill it out online. There are no fees for DPD Certificate applicants. 

  • The completed application packets for the DPD Certificate should be sent to:

  •  Emily Van Walleghen, PhD, RD
     Certificate of Didactic Program in Dietetics
     University of Cincinnati
     Department of Nutritional Sciences
     3202 Eden Avenue
     Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

  • Prospective students who need additional assistance with completion of the application form or who have questions about the DPD Certificate can contact Dr. Van Walleghen at (513) 558-2024 or

  • DPD Certificate Application (PDF) 

Nutrition table at the Employee Health Benefit Fair at UC

Contact Us

Department of Nutritional Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
ML 0394
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
Phone: 513-558-7503
Fax: 513-558 -7500

More Information

For more information on the program, please contact:

Emily Van Walleghen, Ph.D., RD

College of Allied Health Sciences 
Nutritional Sciences
University of Cincinnati
3202 Eden Ave.
Cincinnati, Oh 45267-0394

Phone: (513)558-2024


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