Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
855 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Dr. Christine Karpinski
Chair of Nutrition
Dr. Mary Beth Gilboy
Dr. Joanne Christaldi
Director, DPD Concentration (Undergraduate)
Dr. Kimberly Johnson
Director, Sustainable Food Systems
Management Concentration (Undergraduate)
Dr. Alessandra Sarcona
Director, Lifestyle Nutrition Concentration (Undergraduate)
The mission of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at West Chester University is to provide quality education that prepares competent nutrition and dietetic professionals to successfully pursue careers in food, nutrition, and health-related fields. The learning environment is structured to promote an appreciation for life-long learning, purposeful self-reflection, effective problem solving, and teamwork.
The five goals for the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited BS in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD Program) are:
Students are required to complete 120 credits to graduate with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. A minor in Nutrition requires students to complete two required courses, NTD 303 and NTD309. Four additional “NTD” courses must be completed for a total of 18 credit hours. A "C" grade or better must be earned. In order to graduate with a second degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, a minimum of 30 credits must be earned at WCU.
Program outcomes data are available upon request. Please contact the DPD Director, Dr. Joanne Christaldi, at 610-436-1038.