University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Pre-Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition

Program Contact: Dr. Mary Mulcahy

Do you love food? Do you love it so much you want to learn the science behind it? And how food is digested and absorbed? Would you like to help people make good food choices and stay healthy? If so, then you may be interested in our two-year program. 

You’ll take courses in several different areas, including chemistry, biology, sociology and psychology. After you complete the program on our campus, you’ll apply to the University of Pittsburgh’s Nutrition and Dietetics (CDN) Program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS).

Once you earn your degree, you can pretty much work anywhere: In a hospital or health care center you’ll make sure patients receive proper nutrition. In an industry or business where you’ll research new products. For the government where you can develop food and nutrition policies.

What you can do with a degree in Pre-Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition .

 The two-year program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford must include the following courses:

Three other courses are considered prerequisites to the Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition Program:

  1. Introduction to Human Nutrition (3 cr)  -This course may be taken during summer session 2 at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh prior to the student’s first fall semester in the CDN Program. It may be taken as an online course, DIT 0106 Fundamentals of Nutrition, through the University of Pittsburgh in PittsburghThis course may be taken during the spring semester of your junior year.
  2. Introduction to the Profession of Dietetics  (1 cr)  -  This course may be taken during the fall semester of the junior year.
  3. Social and Cultural Determinants of Food Behavior (3 cr)

In addition to completing the required courses listed above, you will need to earn a minimum cumulative and prerequisite GPA of 2.50 and earn a minimum grade of C- in all courses designated as prerequisites. Experience in a healthcare facility is highly recommended, but is not required.

Additional Information:

 The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Pre-Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition curriculum is a two-year course of study. Upon completion of the two-year curriculum, students must apply to the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition (CDN) Program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS).