Revised Program [Fall 2020]
The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (also referred to as CP or Program) is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND or the Academy).
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
800/877-1600 ext. 5400
Registration in Dietetics
Upon successful completion of the coordinated program in dietetics curriculum and degree prior to 2024, students will be eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians through the Commission on Dietetics Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Passage of the exam will provide the recognized credential of Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
For those completing the dietetics curriculum and taking the Registration Exam for Dietitians in 2024 and beyond, successful completion of the coordinated program and dietetics curriculum and degree is required along with a graduate degree*, for the student to be eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians through the Commission on Dietetics Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Passage of the exam will provide the recognized credential of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) action to change the degree requirement for dietitian registration eligibility from a baccalaureate degree to a graduate degree will be effective January 1, 2024. For further information, please see the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Those who apply to the CP in January of 2021 will be the last class of students who can complete the program requirements and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics before the graduate degree requirement goes into effect.
Although the bachelor’s degree tracks will close, the master of science (MS) tracks of our program will remain open both on-campus and online. Additionally, those without a BS degree can apply to the Combined Program in Dietetics, which culminates in both a BS and an MS degree (accredited by ACEND at the MS degree). Successful completion of the stand-alone MS Program or Combined Program will lead to receiving a verification statement and eligibility to sit for the national registration exam.
A degree in dietetics culminating with the registered dietitian credential provides many options for employment. Job opportunities are available in the clinical area in hospitals, long-term care facilities, specialized healthcare settings, and insurance companies.
In addition, there are many opportunities in the community including positions in federal and state programs like the Women, Infant and Children’s Nutrition Program, Head Start and Area on Aging. The foodservice industry is also a place for employment including hospitals, long-term care facilities, corporate operations, and school systems. Other areas where dietitians provide their expertise is in sports nutrition, universities, private practice, research, writing, and other government agencies such as the FDA and the USDA.
For current information related to a career in dietetics, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics site, by clicking here.
Important Information (click on the links below for details)
Overall Program and Eligibility Information (including FAQ and Tuition and Cost Estimates)
Supervised Experience Requirements for On-Campus and Distance-Online Students
Physical and Mental Requirements
Immunizations & Other Requirements
Supervised Experience Requirements for Distance-Online Students
Directions for Securing Distance-Online Preceptors
Practice Experience Site Map for MI & OH Distance-Online Students]
Preceptor Summary Form
Online Preceptor Commitment Form
To view a short video from the Dietetics Clinical Coordinator on Securing Distance-Online Preceptors, click here.
This program is available online. International applicants should check with International Admissions or program advisor before applying.