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Bachelor of Science in Dietetics (Coordinated Program)

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Overview

Welcome to the University of Cincinnati’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics! 

The Coordinated Program (CP) provides a foundation in nutrition, food science, medical nutrition therapy, health promotion and wellness. Completion of the didactic coursework meets the academic requirements for Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), set forth by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The University of Cincinnati’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) includes 2 of the 3 steps to prepare you to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN):

  1. The didactic coursework which is completed in year 1 and 
  2. The supervised practice, which is a minimum of 1200 hours, is completed in year 2.

Following successful completion of the coursework and supervised practice, ​you may schedule and take the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam to become a RDN.

In many states, RDNs will need a license or certification to practice. In the State of Ohio, with the RDN credential, a background check and payment of a fee, the practitioner may receive his or 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 RDN credential.”  A RDN is equivalent to a RD, and vice versa.

Additional Program Information and Resources

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Fact Sheet: Educational and Professional Requirements 

CPD FAQs

Undergraduate Handbook

CPD Policy and Procedure Manual

 Program outcome data is available upon request.​

 

*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.

 

The University of Cincinnati's Didactic Program in Dietetics and Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800/877/1600 ext. 5400. http://www.eatright.org/ACEND

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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Contact Us

Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
rensdepartment@uc.edu

For Nutrition Science Programs:
Kimberly Maco, MS
Phone: 513-558-7503
Email: ​nutrition@ucmail.uc.edu

​For Athletic Training, DPT, MOT, and Health Sciences Programs:
Ashley Sandburg
Phone: 513-558-7477
Email: rehabsci@ucmail.uc.edu

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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    
john.pantel@uc.edu

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