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  • Program Designation: Pre-Professional

    Program Contact: Dr. Mary Mulcahy

    Academic Division: Biological and Health Sciences

    Program Description:

    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 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-Nutrition.

    Transfer Program Requirements

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


    • Introduction to Dietetics - 1 Credit **


    **Provisions will be made for transfer students to take this course during the Fall term of the Junior year, after admission to the program.

    Other Admission Criteria Include:

    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (based on 4.0)
    • A minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.5
    • A minimum grade of C- in all courses designated as prerequisites

    Application Deadline: March 15
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    Freshman Guarantee: Qualified freshman applicants will be offered a guaranteed admission into the Coordinated Masters in Dietetics program. Guaranteed students must maintain an overall and prerequisite GPA of 3.3 or better and meet all admission requirements. For consideration, please check code CLNDN when applying to Pitt (at regional Pitt campuses, choose corresponding codes).

    Please be advised

    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.