Department of Biological and Health Sciences

Human Nutrition Program

Degree Plan

BS in Human Nutrition

DPD Degree PlanCatalog Listing

Didactic Program in Dietetics Verification Statement Policy

A verification statement is required in order to apply to dietetic internship programs. Completion of a Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) approved Dietetic Internship or Coordinated Program. To be eligible to receive a verification statement, students in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall in required DPD courses and hold a baccalaureate degree.   Receipt of a verification statement, alone, does not guarantee acceptance into a ACEND accredited dietetic internship as programs are highly competitive.  Students who do not meet the grade point requirement for a verification statement, but satisfy graduation requirements, will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition.

Computer Matching Overview

Most Dietetic Internship Programs select applicants for appointments through a computer matching process. This process occurs twice a year, 1) in the Spring (appointments are made in April for internships starting in Fall) and 2) in the Fall (appointments are made in November for internships starting in January). DI programs participate in either the April or November match. Some participate in both. To register and enter dietetic internship preferences online, go to the D&D Digital registration page at