Academic Programs

One need not attend a North Carolina based educational institution to fulfill the NCBDN’s minimum academic requirements for licensure; however, all academic course work must be obtained at a regionally accredited institution. For more information on the meaning of “regionally accredited” please click here.

Regardless of geographical location, if a bachelor’s or graduate academic program is ACEND accredited, the academic program will meet the NCBDN’s minimum course requirements. For more information on ACEND accredited distance education programs, please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website and use their program search tool.

*Please note: For licensure categories A, B, C, & D a 1200-hour internship (which meets the Board’s minimum knowledge requirements), and the passing of an exam, are also part of North Carolina’s licensing requirements.

As a courtesy, below is a listing of ACEND-accredited North Carolina based academic programs. For more information on a particular program listed, please contact the program’s director.

Appalachian State University

Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management
205 LS Dougherty Hall, ASU Box 32168
Boone, NC 28608

Melissa Gutschall, PhD, RD, LDN
Associate Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Phone: (828) 262-2698
Fax: (828) 262-8626
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.nhm.appstate.edu/t_bnfd_info

  • Accredited
  • Degree Granted: BS
  • Estimated Annual Tuition: Resident = $7117; Non Resident = $20942

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gillings School of Global Public Health & UNC School of Medicine
261 Rosenau Hall, CB#7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Amanda S Holliday, MS, RD, LDN
Coordinated RD/MPH Program Director
Phone: (919) 966-7214
Fax: (919) 966-7216
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.sph.unc.edu/nutr

  • Accredited (Coordinated Master’s Program only)
  • Degree Granted: RD/MPH
  • Estimated Annual Tuition (not including room/board/fees): Resident = $7008 Non Resident = $26864

East Carolina University

Department of Nutrition Science
Rivers West 339 Building
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Nancy G Harris, MS, RD, LDN, FADA
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Phone: (252) 328-4275
Fax: (252) 328-4276
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.ecu.edu/che

  • Accredited
  • Degree Granted: BS
  • Estimated Annual Tuition (not including room/board/fees): Resident = $5364 Non Resident = $17943

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Department of Nutrition
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Amy W. Strickland, MBA, MS, RD
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Phone: (334) 256-1037
Fax: (336) 334-4129
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.uncg.edu/nutrition

  • Accredited
  • Degree Granted: BS
  • Estimated Annual Tuition: Resident = $5454 Non Resident = $18245
  • Alternate Education: Evening didactic courses
  • Articulation: Agreement to transfer some course credits from DT programs or 2-year Colleges

Meredith College

Department of Nutrition, Health, and Human Performance
Foods and Nutrition
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298

Susan G Fisher, PhD, RD
Program Director
Phone: (919) 760-8079
Fax: (919) 760-2819
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.meredith.edu/nhhp/foods-nutrition/default.htm

  • Accredited by ACEND
  • Degree Granted: BS
  • Estimated Annual Tuition: Resident and Non Resident = $27700

North Carolina A & T State University

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
102 Benbow Hall
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411-1064

Patricia A Lynch, PhD, RD, LDN
Program Director
Phone: (336) 334-7651
Fax: (336) 334-7265
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.ag.ncat.edu/academics/fcs/dietetics/index.htm

  • Accredited
  • Degree Granted: BS
  • Estimated Annual Tuition: Resident = $4668 Non Resident = $14302
  • Alternate Education: Evening didactic courses

North Carolina Central University

Department of Human Sciences
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707-0099

Jason O’Briant, MS, RD, LDN
Program Director
Phone: (919) 530-7139
Fax: (919) 530-7983
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.nccu.edu/academics/sc/socialsciences/humansciences/foods.cfm

  • Accredited
  • Degree Granted: BS
  • Estimated Annual Tuition: Resident = $1476 Non Resident = $6762
  • Alternate Education: Some evening and online course offered, Independent study, Other
  • Articulation: Agreement to transfer some course credits from DT programs or 2-year Colleges

Western Carolina University

School of Health Sciences
130 Moore Hall
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Wayne E. Billon, PhD, RD
Program Director of Nutrition and Dietetics
(828) 227-3528
Fax: (828) 227-7446
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.wcu.edu/4633.asp

  • Accredited DPD and DI Programs
  • Degree Granted: BS
  • Estimated Annual Tuition: Resident = $5234 Non Resident = $14819
  • Articulation: Agreement to transfer some course credits from DT program at Gaston College in Gastonia.

Gaston College – Dietetic Technician Program

*Note: This program only leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree. Upon completion of this program, additional coursework (along with completion of an internship as detailed above) will be required to meet the Board’s minimum course requirements necessary for licensure.

201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034-1499

Dana S. Rudisill, MA, RD, LDN
(704) 922-2279
Fax: (704) 922-2333
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.gaston.edu

  • Accredited
  • High School Diploma or GED: Required
  • Degree Granted: AAS
  • Estimated Annual Tuition: Resident = $5351 Non Resident = $12071
  • Other Information: The program offers onsite and Distance Education options.