Why Choose Dietetics at ISU
- Emphasis on experiential learning through the generous commitment of our 50+ community partners and preceptors.
- ISU graduates hold over 1/3 of Idaho RD jobs with high employer satisfaction (91%)
- Small upper division class sizes average less than 25 students, allowing for one-on-one faculty/student mentoring.
- Dietetic students and interns routinely engage in Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Practice (IPP) with many other ISU health professions students and community practitioners.
- Opportunities for undergraduate dietetics students and dietetic interns to work with the SCORESM (Smart Cooking on the Run Every Day) Sports Nutrition Program for ISU student athletes
Overview of Dietetics
Since 1974, Idaho State University has offered a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics. Idaho State University offers the only approved Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) in the state. Students in pre-dietetics programs at Boise State University, the College of Southern Idaho, and BYU-Idaho who meet the requirements for the DPD program may apply to the Idaho State University program.
It is important for students to meet with a dietetics advisor before applying to the ISU DPD to ensure proper transfer courses are taken. The DPD integrates practical experience in food service management, clinical nutrition, and community outreach with the traditional classroom curriculum. Most of the graduates of the DPD Program go on to complete a dietetic internship, and become eligible to take the National Registration Examination.
ISU offers a 2 semester Dietetic Internship program as a post-graduate supervised practice during two semesters. Admission into the DPD does not guarantee acceptance into the ISU Dietetic Internship.