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Pre-Dietetics Program

The Pre-Dietetics Program at Boise State University will prepare students to apply for admission to bachelor level dietetic programs across the country. In the State of Idaho, the University of Idaho and Idaho State University each have dietetic programs. The program at University of Idaho is a Coordinated Program, which includes the clinical and administrative experience, along with the didactic course work. Once the program is complete, you would be eligible to write the Registration Exam . The program at Idaho State University is a didactic program (four-years) leading to a Bachelors degree followed by a post-baccalaureate internship. Admission to a coordinated program requires that all pre-requisites be completed prior to admission and the expectation is that you attend full time completing the course work and clinical/admin experiences as outlined in the course of study. Please visit the University of Idaho and Idaho State University web sites for further information on their programs. Additional information about a career in dietetics can be found by viewing the American Dietetic Association web site.

AdvisorEmailPosition and DepartmentPhoneOffice
Glenda Hillghill@boisestate.eduDirector,
Pre-Professional Studies
208-426-3832NORCO 116
Erin Colburnerincolburn@boisestate.eduAcademic Advisor208-426-2454NORCO 116

Pre-Dietetics Course Work

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ENGL 101, 102English Composition6
Arts and Humanities (select with your advisor)6
Social Sciences
ECON 202
Principles of Macroeconomics OR
Principles of Microeconomics
PSYC 101General Psychology3
COMM 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
ACCT 205Introduction to Financial Accounting3
BIOL 205Microbiology4
BIOL 227, 228Human Anatomy and Physiology8
CHEM 101, 101L-102, 102L OR
CHEM111, 111L-112, 112L (Consult with an advisor)
Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry and Organic/Biochemistry OR
General Chemistry I and II with Labs
HLTHST 207Nutrition3
MATH 143College Algebra3
MATH 254Applied Statistics with the Computer4
Electives (consult with your advisor)Varies
Students considering the UI program will need to also take PSYC 309 or PSYC310, and SOC 101