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Contact Nutrition  


Dr. Christine A. Karpinski, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN
College of Health Sciences
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2125


BS in Nutrition and Dietetics

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students for careers in dietetics, which include community nutrition, food service management, and clinical nutrition. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Students who complete the program meet the didactic requirements of ACEND but must complete an ACEND-accredited supervised practice following graduation to be eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians. Those who complete the R.D. examination successfully are recognized as registered dietitians (R.D.). Faculty advisers assist students in applying for supervised practices and pursuing other postgraduate avenues.

BS Curriculum Guide

Second Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics

Second Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics is tailored toward the student who has completed a bachelor’s degree and wants to pursue a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). The second degree option provides the student with all of the didactic courses necessary to pursue a dietetics supervised practice (internship).

Second Degree Curriculum Guide

Minor in Nutrition

The Nutrition minor at West Chester University is designed to impart fundamental nutrition knowledge and an interdisciplinary understanding of the relationship among nutrition, health, physical fitness, and well-being. The minor will provide learning experiences that build upon and integrate knowledge from supporting disciplines. The curriculum focuses on nutrition with an emphasis on the application of knowledge regarding the maintenance of human health and well being throughout the life cycle. 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 each of these courses before clearance for graduation with the minor will be granted

Minor Curriculum Guide