The Undergraduate Coordinated Program in Medical Dietetics was the first program in the country that integrated course work with supervised practice experience (internship) so that upon graduation, the student is eligible to sit for the National Registration Examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). The curriculum includes all knowledge and practice skills required to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and to obtain the RDN credential and a license. The program concentration is Medical Nutrition Therapy.
The final application cycle for admission into the Coordinated Undergraduate Program has closed. Students who were Freshman during the 2019-2020 academic year will be able to complete the program in the Spring of 2023, prior to the implementation of the Masters degree requirement for the registration exam.
Program MissionThe Coordinated Program in Medical Dietetics, in conjunction with available expertise from the university and surrounding community, prepares high caliber, creative, and resourceful dietitians for current and future practice through didactic and supervised practice courses consistent with the Standards for Dietitian Education Program of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The area of concentration is Medical Nutrition Therapy - Across the Continuum of Health.
Program outcomes are available upon request.
The Undergraduate Coordinated Program in Medical Dietetics is an educational program within a land-grant university offering a liberal education in the field of dietetics supported by diverse faculty and practitioners. Together we are committed to providing a broad based education steeped in the science, arts and humanities; furnishing collaborative and interdisciplinary experiences in a variety of practice settings; and embracing new technology and standards in modeling professional practice.
All Medical Dietetics program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are accredited by:
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Program Goals and Objectives
Commission on Dietetic Registration Passing Rates