Welcome to the University of Cincinnati’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics!
The University of Cincinnati’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) includes 2 of the 3 steps to prepare the student to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN):
- The didactic work (academic coursework) which is completed in year 1 of the CPD, and
- The supervised practice, which is a minimum of 1200 hours, and is completed in year 2 of the CPD.
Following successful completion of the coursework and supervised practice, students may schedule and take the Registered Dietitian exam to earn the RDN/RD credential!
In many states, RDNs will need a license or certification to practice. In the State of Ohio, with the RD credential, a background check and payment of a fee, the practitioner may receive his/her license to practice.
As noted on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) website, “Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the criteria to earn the RD credential.” An RDN is equivalent to an RD, and vice versa. Below are several links on the AND website that may answer questions that you may have about becoming an RDN/RD.
Become an RD or DTR http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/career/become-an-rdn-or-dtr
High School Student? http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/career/become-an-rdn-or-dtr/high-school-students
Career Changer? http://www.eatrightpro.org/resources/career/become-an-rdn-or-dtr/career-changer
Registered Dietitian (RD) – ACEND Fact Sheet http://www.eatrightacend.org/ACEND/content.aspx?id=6442485467
There is a secondary admission process to enter the University of Cincinnati’s CPD. For details regarding the application process, please see the Admission Requirements and How to Apply information.
Mission, Goals, Objectives of CPD
Estimated Costs CP 2015-16
CPD Policy and Procedure Manual
Additional information on tuition and fees can be found at http://www.uc.edu/bursar/fees/2015-2016.html. Additional information on costs of room and board options can be found at http://www.uc.edu/uchousing/rates/15-16_rates.html.
*PLEASE NOTE: The Commission on Dietetic Registration has indicated that in 2024 a master's degree will be required before a graduate can write the Registered Dietitian Exam. All those holding the RDN/RD credential before 2024 will not be required to earn a master's degree in order to keep that credential.