The Master of Science, concentration in Food and Nutrition requires a core of advanced study that integrates nutrition science, biochemistry and research with applied nutrition and dietetics. The specialization in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) is designed for:
- those who wish to fulfill both the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements and the supervised practice experience to become a registered dietitian
- those who have a current Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Verification Statement indicating completion of DPD requirements and wish to complete the supervised practice experience.
This concentration coordinates academic and supervised practice experiences with graduate work to meet the requirements for registration eligibility and membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Registration Information
Students seeking eligibility for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) examination for becoming a Registered Dietitian must complete academic requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics), and a supervised practice experience in an accredited program. The Coordinated Program in Dietetics concentration fulfills both of these requirements.
Students electing to meet the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) only must take the prerequisite courses specified under the Coordinated Program in Dietetics concentration. Additional graduate courses to meet the DPD requirements are indicated with an asterisk under the Nutrition Science and Informatics concentration. The supervised practice experience may be met through a Dietetic Internship. Although the University DPD Director provides advising for students who are applying to these programs, obtaining the supervised practice experience remains the student’s responsibility.
Coordinated Program in Dietetics
This concentration coordinates academic and supervised practice experiences (undergraduate practicum courses) to meet the requirements for registration eligibility and membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Students are eligible to take the registration exam upon completion of the program. After acceptance to the MS program, students must apply for admission to the Coordinated Program. Students are accepted on a competitive basis in the spring semester for entrance into the program the following fall, once science and food prerequisite courses have been completed. The program follows a set course sequence for two years; other graduate courses may be integrated during this time. Students accepted to the Coordinated Program must meet program maintenance policies as stated in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics Manual. Students should see the Coordinated Program Director early to discuss their plan of study and to obtain application materials.
Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Neubauer, Consumer Sciences
- Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
- Refer to appropriate catalog for Degree Requirements for prior years.