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Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences _

Certificate of Supervised Practice in Dietetics (SPD)

How to Apply

  A complete application includes:

  1. Application form with signature  SPD Application (PDF)
  2. Official copy of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, regardless if the coursework taken transferred to UC,  
  3. Three (3) signed recommendation forms:
  • 2 from course instructors; 1 of these 2 recommendations must be from a foods course instructor or nutrition course instructor.  If you are unable to receive a recommendation from a foods or nutrition instructor, please contact the CPD Director
  • 1 from a work supervisor or manager
  • Each of these recommendation forms must include a waiver from the student, which is page one of the three page recommendation form  SPD Recommendation Form
  • It is not necessary for the recommender to write a separate letter of recommendation.  Completion of pages 2 & 3 of the recommendation will suffice.
  • Provide your recommenders with an envelope and ask him/her to place the recommendation form, including your signed waiver, in the envelope, seal it, and sign along the envelope flap.  Your recommender may give the envelope to you and you can include it in your packet of application materials OR if your recommender prefers to e-mail or fax the recommendation directly to the CPD Director, please inform the CPD Director that this is the preferred method of delivery by the recommender OR Department of Nutritional Sciences faculty recommenders may choose to give their recommendation directly to the CPD Director. 

Completed applications may be dropped off in the main office of the Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences or mailed to:

SPD Admissions Committee
Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
University of Cincinnati
P.O. Box 670394
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

​If dropping off the application please make sure to note the name of the person to whom the application was given. 

Gluten Free Assortment made by the Student Dietetic Association

Contact Us

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

More Information

For questions regarding the program after reviewing the materials on this website, please contact:

John Pantel, MS, RDN, LDN
CP Director
Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
College of Allied Health Sciences
University of Cincinnati
3202 Eden Ave., Suite 363 D
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
Office: 513-558-​2196

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