Signing A Major
Dietetics is a professional program and acceptance into an accredited
dietetic internship is competitive. No college or university can
guarantee that a student completing its dietetics program will be
accepted into a dietetic internship. Therefore, fifty signed dietetic
majors per academic year will be admitted through monitored enrollment. Admission requirements, retention and termination standards can be accessed either in the current dietetics handbook or undergraduate bulletin.
Students must have a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA in order to sign the dietetics major and enter the Pre-professional Phase.
Transfer students are encouraged to contact the dietetics program
director a full semester before planning to attend CMU. The director
must have official transcripts from all college/ universities attended
Non-degree seeking student (those who already have a bachelor's
degree in another major) can complete the dietetics courses. Upon
successful completion, a Verification Statement will be issued by the
program director. Non-degree seeking students with a Verification
Statement may apply for admission to an accredited dietetic internship.
To learn more about the Verification Statement, download the current dietetics handbook.
If you intend to major in dietetics, the earlier you contact an
advisor and plan your program, the easier it will be for you to complete
the major. This is especially true for students planning to transfer to
CMU form other colleges and universities. Students will sign under the
most current bulletin year, even if a different bulletin is being
followed for degree requirements, and are assigned a faculty advisors
for signing the dietetics major based on the student's last name.
Arranging a scheduled meeting to sign the major is advised. Faculty
advisor and alphabetic distribution are:
Leslie Hildebrandt, PhD, RD
Robert Lee, DrPH, RD
Anna Most, RD, MS
Francis Tayie, PhD, MPhil
Najat Yahia, PhD, RD, LD, CWM
Students are required to bring the following materials with
them when meeting with their assigned faculty advisor to sign the
1. A hard copy of the dietetics handbook.
A personalized copy of your CMU academic history printed from the
portal. If you are a trasnfer student, transcripts or academic history
from other school(s) attended.
3. A copy of the six-semester planner, posted under Handbooks & Forms. Complete the top portion, which includes name, date signing the major, and CMU ID #. Do not fill in the sequence of courses. This will be developed with your advisor.
Prior to graduation, transfer students will need to request an official
copy of their transcript for all schools attended other than CMU and
submit this transcript to the program director. This is not needed for
signing the intent to major. Follow Up Advising
Download the current dietetics handbook for information regarding careers in dietetics, required courses, and the dietetic internship application.
All signed majors are encouraged to be a student member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and CMU's Student Dietetic Association.