Nutrition and Dietetics as a Second Bachelor’s Degree

Students who have previously earned a Bachelor’s degree in another field may choose to enroll in the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Louisiana Tech University in order to receive an ACEND verification statement. These students will be awarded the verification statement if they complete all of the courses required for a BS degree in Nutrition and Dietetics RD concentration with a grade of “C” or better and earn a curriculum GPA of at least 2.85. Transcripts from previous degrees will be reviewed by the DPD Director and the Associate Dean in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences to determine whether previous coursework satisfies any of the degree requirements. Students earning the second degree must complete all upper division food and nutrition courses at Louisiana Tech University in order to be eligible for the verification statement. Students wishing to earn a second Bachelor’s degree in addition to the verification statement must meet the University requirements of earning at least 30 hours from Louisiana Tech University.