Post-Professional Doctorate in Nutrition and Dietetics

A doctorate designed to meet your nutrition and dietetics career goals

The Post-Professional Doctorate in Nutrition and Dietetics is designed to advance the education of registered dietitians inter-professional course work, evidence-based research, and leadership training.  This 90 credit (of which you can transfer up to 30 hours of previous graduate coursework), part-time program is designed to meet the educational needs of advanced practitioners through a combination of traditional classroom and online courses.

1:5Faculty to student ratio

90Credit Hours

2024The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).

Indianapolis is your educational playground

IUPUI offers a unique and impactful environment in which to obtain your Post-Professional Doctorate in Nutrition and Dietetics.

As a student, you would be within walking distance of four of Indiana’s leading hospitals, have access to over 400 community and clinical partnerships, and would benefit from existing collaborations of Nutrition and Dietetics faculty locally, state-wide, and nationally.

Curriculum Requirements

  • BIOC B500- Biochemistry (3 credits)
Human Physiology coursework can be fulfilled completing one of the foloowing:
  • BIOL 556- Physiology I and BIOL 557- Physiology II (6 credits total)
  • PHSL F503- Human Physiology (4 credits)

  • PBHL B 551- Biostatics for Public Health I (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 663 Evidence Based Practice in Nutrition and Dietetics (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 850 Translational Research Proposal (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 855 Translational Research (3 credits)

  • NTRD N 670 Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 674 Pediatric Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 751 Human Nutrient Metabolism I (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 752 Human Nutrient Metabolism II (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 753 Nutrition and the Microbiome  (3 credits) 
  • NTRD N 750 Vitamins and Minerals (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 801 Seminar (1 credit)

  • NTRD N 640 US Public Health Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 760 Personalized Adult Medical Nutrition Therapy I     3
  • NTRD N 762 Personalized Adult Medical Nutrition Therapy II   3
  • NTRD N 765 Advanced Pediatric Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 650 Food Science (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 652 Menu Planning for Diverse Populations (3 credits)
  • NTRD N 655 US Food Market Place (3 credits)
  • NTRD K 818 Principles of Medical Pharmacology for Physician Assistants (3 credits)
  • PBHL H 501 US Health Care Systems and Health Policy (3 credits)
  • PBHL H 507 Management of Individual and Group Behavior (3 credits)
  • PBHL H 508 Managing Health Care Account Information for Decision Making (3 credits)
  • PBHL H 509 Financial Management Principles of Health Car (3 credits)

In addition to the core coursework, you will choose 13-14 additional credits in various interdisciplinary electives.  These can include :
  • KINE 535 Physiological Basis of Human Performance (3 credits)
  • KINE K 560 Corporate Fitness and Wellness (3 credits)
  • KINE K 562 Exercise in Health and Disease (3 credits)
  • PBHL E 765 Nutritional Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PBHL H 514 Health Economics (3 credits)
  • PBHL H 523 Health Services Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • HLSC W 560 Survey of Adaptive Rehabilitation Technology (3 credits)
  • HLSC W 561 Approach to Rehabilitation Case Management (3 credits)
  • HLSC W 562 Psychological Aspects of Disability (3 credits)
  • HLSC W 625 Diversity Issues in Health and Rehabilitation Services (3 credits)

Cost and finances

The value of a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at IUPUI is unmatched in Indiana.  

  • Indiana Resident:  $560.00 per credit hour
  • Non-resident:  $955.00 per credit hour

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