The program offers a certificate to those already holding a baccalaureate degree and needing only to complete the requirements for DPD (Didactic Program in Dietetics) Verification statement. Students admitted to the program are expected to follow the specific policies and procedures described in the DPD Program Student Handbook in addition to the guidelines in this Bulletin. Certificate students must also meet the Dominican University core curriculum foundation competencies: ENGL 102 - Composition II: Writing as a Way of Knowing, MATH 130 - College Algebra, and CIS 120 - Introduction to Computer Applications. In addition, a student may complete a second degree. Certificate students must complete a minimum of 34 hours at Dominican to apply for the Dominican coordinated dietetic internship. The program is designed to assist students in developing breadth and depth of knowledge, skills, values, and competencies in clinical dietetics, community dietetics, and food service management that are necessary for application to dietetic internships (DI) to become a Registered Dietitian or graduate work, and eventual professional practice at the entry level.