The mission of the Coordinated Program in dietetics is to provide an integrated academic/supervised practice curriculum which equips undergraduate and graduate students with a professional knowledge base and critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for entry-level dietetics practice. Students are encouraged to develop as well-rounded individuals and informed members of a global society.
The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is based upon the Competency statements that are set forth through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
The program includes 1200+ clock hours of supervised practice experiences as part of the last 2 years of a 4-year curriculum or as a 2 year option of the master’s degree.
The Standards of Dietetic Practice, the Standards for Accreditation of Dietetic Education Programs, the Code of Professional Ethics, and dietetic registration eligibility requirements serve as guidelines in defining goals and objectives of the program.