Newly admitted EMU Dietetics Program students enter the CP annually in summer I. For a Summer 2022 start, the application cycle begins November 1, 2021, and the multiple-step application process closes on January 17, 2022. Applicants will be notified of admission status on or before April 1, 2022.
The following are the minimum requirements for an application to be reviewed and evaluated by the Dietetics Program Admission Review Committee. All admissions requirements must be met to have an opportunity for admission. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Dietetics Program as there are not as many spots available as there are applicants.
The program application submitted through Kira Talent includes three parts, as detailed below. Applicants who have submitted the Reference Form, Prerequisite Form, and processing fee can expect to receive a link to the Kira Talent check-in page via email between January 4 and January 8, 2022. Prior to January 4, 2022, applicants should prepare and scan both Documents A and B, as instructed below, so that they may be uploaded to Kira Talent as soon as possible after receiving the link to the Kira Talent check-in page. These must be submitted as PDF files.
Please be aware that EMU closes for a week to ten days between the fall and winter semesters. Keep this in mind when determining your application timeline, as advisors and other EMU employees/faculty will not be available during this closure.
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.Z.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 (example ). The resume template is meant only to guide applicants and is not a required format.
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 within five years of applying to the CP. Applicants are encouraged to include hours above and beyond the minimum of 24 if applicable. (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 through a letter to the Program Director(s) (Additional Information ).
Section #4 - Physical & Mental Requirements: Review, sign, and submit the Physical and Mental Requirements Form . Please do not include documentation from the Disability Resource Center as part of this document.
Section #5 - Prerequisite Approvals (if needed): Documentation of approval by an EMU Advisor for prerequisite courses taken at an institution other-than-EMU must be included (a Program of Study or Intent Prerequisite Approval Form are acceptable documents).
Section #6 - Plan to Complete 88 Credit Hours (if needed): If an applicant has not completed 88 undergraduate credit hours at the time of application to the CPP, they must include a plan for completing at least 88 credit hours before the start of the summer I (May) semester.
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.Z.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 official documentation of all required immunizations and vaccinations. A complete list of these requirements can be found in the Immunizations & Other Requirements .
Section #6 - Preceptors (for distance-online applicants ONLY):
Provide documentation showing you have secured all required Supervised Practice Experience preceptors to apply to the program. Please provide all of the information listed in the Preceptor Summary Form for the three preceptors secured for year one in the Program and one preceptor for the year two final Nutrition Therapy III Experience.
Online Preceptor Commitment Form
Preceptor Summary Form
Part III - Timed Video and Written Assessment via Kira Talent Platform
After uploading Document A (.pdf) and Document B (pdf.) to the Kira Talent platform, applicants will be able to access the timed writing and video-recorded components of the online application. These components are accessed through the unique Kira link sent to the applicant. There will be an opportunity to practice using the Kira Talent platform prior to the final, recorded videos. Please be aware that once you have completed the timed written and video assessments, your application will be automatically submitted and you will no longer be able to make changes to any part of your application.
This portion of the program application allows the application review committee 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 webcam and microphone are needed for this assessment.