Admission to Program

The admission process to the University of Florida as a freshman or transfer student is described on the UF website at http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/. The University of Florida provides equal opportunity to applicants as outlined in http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/catalog/administration/mission.html.

Transfer admissions from a community college and other universities require a GPA of 2.5 in science and math courses (tracking courses) and an overall GPA of 2.0. However, the preferred GPA for admission to the dietetics major is 3.0 or higher. In addition, community college students must have their A.A. degree before being considered. Admission decisions are made in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences administrative offices.

Students who want to transfer from another major within UF must have a GPA of 2.5 in the tracking courses and permission from the DPD Program Director or dietetics faculty. An appointment must be made with a dietetics faculty member to complete the “change major” form for admission.

Any student who is admitted to the dietetics program must meet with the Program Director to complete a new student agreement.

 

Post-baccalaureate Students

If a student already has a degree in another field and is interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian, the UF Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) program has a very limited number of spaces for students seeking a second degree. Number of spaces will vary depending on the current enrollment of the undergraduate students and space cannot be guaranteed. Our post-baccalaureate students must complete a second Bachelors degree and take a minimum of 30 credit hours to be eligible for a verification statement from the UF DPD program. For more detailed information and application procedure, contact Dr. McMahon at psm@ufl.edu.