Certificate in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (D.P.D.)
An applicant must hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. post- secondary institution or university abroad which is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the home country. No prerequisite courses or GREs are required.
However, TOFEL is required for all non-native speakers of English who did not graduate from a regionally accredited U.S. college or universityat the bachelor's or master's level or post-secondary institution abroad which is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the home country in English—speaking countries only. This requirement is based on native language not citizenship.
If an international student requires an F-1 visa to study in the U.S., application to and acceptance to this program is required; completing courses on a non-degree basis is not possible. All courses of the DPD must be completed at Simmons.
Graduate Nutrition Catalog 2012-2013