Degree and Major Requirements
The Department of Health Professions offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Bachelor of Science in Dietetics Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration Master of Occupational Therapy Master of Physician Assistant Studies
The Bachelor of Science in dietetics is the first step toward registration as a dietitian. The Registered Dietitian (RD) credential is a national credential that requires completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), a Dietetic Internship (DI) or another approved, supervised practice experience and successful completion of the national registration examination administered by teh Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR). The DPD at James Madison University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-4876. The program in dietetics gives the student a wide view of dietetics careers including clinical dietetics, administrative dietetics, community dietetics, food service, education and research.