Graduate Certificate Program
In May of 2010, the Louisiana Board of Regents approved a Graduate Certificate Program in Dietetics. Effective, May 2011, dietetic interns who complete the prescribed 15 hours of graduate course work will be granted the Graduate Certificate in Dietetics.
The mission of the Graduate Certificate in Dietetics is designed to provide future registered dietitians with basic skills required to participate in outcomes-based research on-the-job and to provide and in-depth study of evidence based practice guidelines in one or more areas of dietetics specialization.
Required Course Work includes:
1. HEC 504 (3 hours): Methodology in Human Ecology Research
2. FNU 548 (3 hours): Applied Dietetics
3. Two additional 500-level FNU graduate courses (6 hours)
4. One additional graduate course, to be selected from Food and Nutrition, Family and Child Studies, Human Ecology, Kinesiology, Counseling, Psychology, Biological Sciences, Health Informatics and Information Management or related area approved by advisor (3 hours)
The course work for the Graduate Certificate in Dietetics can be applied toward the Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, to be completed subsequent to the Dietetic Internship.