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Mission of the Didactic Program in Dietetics

The mission of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Allied Health Sciences is to prepare entry-level registered dietitians who are qualified to successfully practice in diverse settings in an evolving field.  It is a comprehensive program of didactic and experiential opportunities that fosters the attainment of necessary knowledge and competence as well as professional skills. The program encourages students to strive for continued excellence in practice through a commitment to those they serve and to lifelong learning. Through innovative teaching, didactic and experiential education, and scholarly work, graduates are prepared to make successful contributions in education, research, their communities, and their chosen profession.  The program encourages students to strive for excellence in practice through commitment to those they serve and to lifelong learning.

Program Goals​

  1.  Prepare graduates to be professional, competent, entry-level registered dietitians who adopt a commitment to lifelong learning and excellence in practice.
  2. Maintain a flexible program structure with a clinical and community based emphasis that enables students to develop knowledge and skills in the area of core competencies, and is responsive to changes in available courses, affiliations, preceptors, emerging trends, and career.​


  1.  90% of students initially accepted into the Coordinated Program will complete the program within 150% of the time planned for completion, and receive their verification statement.
  2. Over a five year period, 80% of program graduates will pass the RDN Exam within one year of the first attempt. 
  3. Over a five-year period, 75% or more of graduates seeking employment in dietetics will be employed within 6 months of program completion. 
  4. 70% of respondents to the graduate survey will be members of AND and their local dietetic association. 
  5. 100% of knowledge and skill requirements are being addressed and assessed within the curriculum.
  6. 100% of CP interns will rotate in a community elective choice in evolving areas of practice such as food banking, food security, wellness programming and public health departments (WIC). 
  7. If any significant program content or experience is determined by stakeholders* to be deficient or desirable, a plan will be in place to incorporate such content within one year.


Dietetics student in the lab

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Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

For Nutrition Science Programs:

Kimberly Maco, MS
Phone: 513-558-7503
Email: ​

​For Athletic Training, DPT, MOT, and Health Sciences Programs:

Ashley Sandburg
Phone: 513-558-7477

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More Information

For more information on the program, please contact:

Lindsey Mills, MS, RD
​DPD Director

College of Allied Health Sciences 
Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
University of Cincinnati
3202 Eden Ave.
Cincinnati, Oh 45267-0394

Phone: (513)558-7506


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