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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Program Application

New students enter the program annually in the fall semester. The Fall 2021 application cycle opens November 1, 2020, and the multiple-step process closes on January 17, 2021.

The following are the minimum requirements for an application to be reviewed and evaluated by the Dietetics Program Admission Review Committee. Applicants must meet all admissions requirements to have an opportunity for admission. Merely meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee progression to the interview stage of the admissions process or acceptance into the Dietetics Program.

Multiple Step Process

  1. Dietetics Intent applicant will initiate the process by completing Reference Form and provide a non-refundable $35 processing fee prior to January 4, 2021 (see Processing Fee). 
  2. Dietetics intent applicant will complete Prerequisite Form once, with all courses and final grades reported, no later than January 4, 2021.
  3. Dietetics intent applicant will provide all transcripts to the Office of Records and Registration (emich.edu/registrar) no later than January 8, 2021.
  4. Once eligibility is determined, the applicant can expect to receive a link via email to the Kira Talent check-in page between January 4 and January 8, 2021.
  5. Applicants will have approximately one week to complete the electronic upload of The Program Application includes three parts (as detailed below), including  Document A and Document B, and then complete the recorded and timed video interview. This part of the application allows program faculty to get to know the applicant and their thinking when asked a series of questions. Please note you will need a computer with a webcam and microphone for this assessment.
  6. The applicant must complete the Kira Talent Platform-required application by January 17, 2021, at 11:59 pm, EST, or until all available spots are filled, for consideration for entrance into the Coordinated Program Fall semester 2021.

Eligibility Requirements

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required to apply, including all previous college-level courses. If a student does not meet the 2.75 minimum overall/cumulative GPA requirement, they are not automatically ineligible to apply. They may retain eligibility by carrying a prerequisite-courses GPA (pre-application courses only) of 3.5 or higher.

A minimum pre-application prerequisite GPA of 3.0 is required for eligibility to apply. This comprises the five to six pre-application prerequisite phase courses.

A screening procedure is used for cohort selection that evaluates:

  • GPA - Cumulative & Prerequisite Courses
  • Two Reference Forms
  • Personal statement
  • Answers to application questions
  • Overall application
  • Online assessment through Kira Talent Platform
  • Committee input

Based on accreditation and the availability of supervised practice experience sites, the CP limits the number of students admitted to each class.

The Program Application (submitted through Kira Talent) includes three parts, as detailed below. Applicants can expect to receive a link via email to the Kira Talent check-in page between January 4 and January 8, 2021.

Part I - Document A

The applicant will upload Document A (.pdf), to Kira. File size may not exceed 5 MB. The file name must be formatted as, LAST NAME.FIRST NAME.MIDDLE INITIAL.A.pdf (e.g., SMITH.JOE.A..A.pdf).

The required contents of Document A, are as follows:

Face Sheet

Document A (.pdf) requires a FACE SHEET as the first page (Template ).

Section #1: Resume

Provide an up-to-date resume (Template ). The resume template is meant to guide applicants and is not required.

Section #2: Volunteer Verification

Applicants for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP) are required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of volunteering at a venue or venues of their choice, preferably related to nutrition, food, or health care. These hours must be completed post-high school, and most occur within five years of applying. Please include documentation of all volunteer hours completed (Volunteer Form ).

Section #3: Personal Statements

Answers to questions about what brought you to dietetics and what makes you a good fit for the program at EMU within a letter to the program director (Additional Information ).

Section #4: Physical & Mental Requirements

Review and sign the Physical and Mental Requirements Form .

Part II - Document B

The applicant will upload Document B (.pdf) to Kira. File size may not exceed 5 MB. The file name must be formatted as, LAST NAME.FIRST NAME.MIDDLE INITIAL.B.pdf (e.g., SMITH.JOE.A.B.pdf).

The required contents of Document B, are as follows:

Face Sheet

Document B (.pdf) requires a FACE SHEET as the first page (Template ).

Section #5: Immunization Proof

Provide proof of all required immunizations and vaccinations. A complete list of these requirements can be found in the Immunization and Physical Exam Form 

Section #6: Preceptors

This section is ONLY for distance-online applicants

Provide documentation showing you’ve secured all required Supervised Practice Experience preceptors to apply for year-one of the program. Please provide all of the information listed in the Preceptor Summary Form for the four preceptors secured for year-one in the program and year-two final Nutrition Therapy III Experience.

Online Commitment Form  Preceptor Summary Form  

Part III - Timed Video and Written Assessment

After uploading Document A (.pdf) and Document B (pdf.) to the online application, applicants will access the timed written, and video recorded parts of the online application. These parts will also be accessed through the link sent to the applicant, and there will be an opportunity to practice using the Kira Talent platform prior to the final, recorded video.

This part of the program application allows program faculty to better get to know the applicant. Applicants can expect to be asked a series of questions about their motivations for applying to the program, as well as other pertinent information.

Please note that a computer with a webcam and microphone are needed for this assessment.