The undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics B.S. degree at NCCU is a 100% online program with full accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). All courses will deliver live instruction by nutrition faculty. Students completing the didactic program in dietetics (DPD) are eligible to earn a verification statement which qualifies students to apply to dietetic internship programs and other graduate programs.

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The Nutrition and Dietetics program is the first fully accredited distance education program for dietetics in North Carolina. It is also the only online HBCU undergraduate DPD in the country. NCCU program graduates have an 85% match rate to supervised practice programs, a 91% pass rate on the registration exam for dietitians, and a 100% job placement rate. NCCU offers one of the most affordable dietetics undergraduate programs in the country and is currently the most cost-effective distance learning nutrition and dietetics program available.

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*Please note: Tuition & Fees are subject to change*

Students must meet minimum eligibility requirements for admission to North Carolina Central University and the UNC School System. Once admitted, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0, earn a “C” or better in all math, science, foods and nutrition courses and attempt no more than 168 credit hours. To earn a verification statement, students must pass a program area competency exam and have at least a 2.5 GPA. First-degree seeking students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.

 Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree may be admitted as a second-degree/nontraditional student. Students have an opportunity to earn a Verification Statement and a second degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Each student will be audited by the program director.


Application Deadline:

  • May 1st – Summer Admission deadline
  • July 15th – Fall Admission deadline
  • November 15th – Spring Admission deadline

Dr. Jason O’Briant


Phone: 919-530-7139

Paula Perez


Phone: 919-530-7139

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