Our Certificate in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) prepares students to become Registered Dietitians.
You'll combine biology and chemistry with advanced food science and clinical dietetics. Our students improve the eating behaviors, health and quality of life of our culturally diverse population. You'll investigate the theories and best practices of food and health — and develop an appreciation of nutrition and dietetics' relationship to other disciplines.
This certificate, along with a verification statement signed by the DPD Director at Simmons and a previous bachelor’s degree, will confirm the successful completion of this first step in the credentialing process for dietetics practitioners. Our students are prepared for entry level dietetic positions, graduate school and accredited supervised practice programs.