Full-Major Dietetics Admissions

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Degree-seeking status at the University of Alaska Anchorage in the Bachelor of Science Pre-Major Dietetics degree.
  2. Completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C and an overall GPA of 3.0*.  BIOL, CHEM, and DN courses (or higher level courses in similar subject matter as approved by the DPD director) must have been completed within the past 10 years.
  3. Completion of DPD application through the ePortfolio system as listed below by the application deadline.
  • Prerequisite Courses

    BIOL A111/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)

    BIOL A112/L Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)

    CHEM A105 General Chemistry I (3)

    CHEM A105L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

    CHEM A106 General Chemistry II (3)

    CHEM A106L General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

    DN A100 The Profession of Dietetics (1)

    DN A203 Nutrition for Health Sciences (3)

    MATH A151 College Algebra for Calculus (or any course for which MATH A151 is a prerequisite) (4)

    Humanities GER's (languages recommended) (6)

    COMM A111 Fundamentals of Oral Communications OR COMM A235 Small Group Communication OR COMM A237 Interpersonal Communication ORCOMM A241 Public Speaking (3)

    PSY A111 General Psychology OR SOC A101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

    ENGL A111 Methods of Written Communications (3) or ENGL A1W Written Communication GER (3)

    ENGL A212 Technical Writing or ENGL A213 Writing in the Social and Natural Sciences

    At least 6 additional credits of required Dietetics and Nutrition (DN) coursework in residence at UAA

Application Procedure

1.  Schedule an academic advising session.  Applicants must meet with the dietetics and nutrition program advisor regarding the application and program admission requirements prior to application.  For an advising appointment, call 907-786-1276.

2.  Complete the Didactic Program in Dietetics (BS Dietetics full-major) application.  The DPD application is submitted through UAA's eWolf ePortfolio system.  Application includes applicant information, work experience, extracurricular activities, and an online interview assessment. Please note you must receive permission to view the application in the ePortfolio system by requesting access. You should plan to do this at least 2 weeks prior to the application deadline. For more information, contact alurbanus@alaska.edu.

*Note: Conditional acceptance to the program can be granted if the students are in the process of taking any of the prerequisite courses during the spring semester. Students will need to provide official proof of course completion with a minimum grade of C prior to starting the program.