Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics!

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) is designed to meet the academic and supervised practice requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the American Dietetic Association. Our unique program offers a three-year joint degree (or advanced option), both a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nutrition & Dietetics and a Master of Dietetic Studies (MDS). The combined degrees offer 1,000 clock hours of supervised practice experiences equivalent to an internship. Supervised practice experiences are completed in a variety of settings such as hospitals/clinics, assisted living, skilled nursing, and long-term care facilities, culinary teaching kitchen, non-profit organizations, behavioral health centers, hospital food service management, pediatrics, oncology, bariatric, eating disorder and rehabilitation outpatient centers.  Upon successfully completing the three-year professional program, students will receive a verification statement that certifies their eligibility to take the Commission on Dietetics Registration national examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN/RD).

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is committed to serving our students and community by addressing complex nutrition prevention and intervention efforts. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about the Dietetic Program and all the exciting initiatives we have planned.

Traci Keck


Liset Leal Vasquez, Ph.D. RD, LD, CHES

Nutrition and Dietetics Director, Assistant Professor of Practice

Nutrition and Dietetics


Have an inquiry about our program?

We appreciate your interest in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics and extend our warmest welcome to you from the Department.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now being accepted for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.


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All applications received by January 15, 2023 by 11:59 pm will receive priority consideration and for applications that meet the required criteria, will be contacted for the interview process. The final deadline to receive completed applications is February 15, 2023 by 11:59 pm for consideration. Incomplete, late or hardcopy applications will not be considered for admission.

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What our students say

Alumnus Eric Ortiz describes his experience with the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, from a first-generation student to his current job as a clinical dietitian with University Health System.