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Bachelor of Science in Dietetics (Coordinated Program)

CP students at NKY Health Department


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 you to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN):

  1. The didactic work (academic coursework) which is completed in year 1 of the CPD, and 
  2. 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, ​you 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

High School Student?

Career Changer?

Registered Dietitian (RD) – ACEND Fact Sheet

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

Undergraduate Handbook

CPD Policy and Procedure Manual

Additional information on tuition and fees can be found at  Additional information on costs of room and board options can be found at 


*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. 

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Department of Nutritional Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
ML 0394
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
Phone: 513-558-7503
Fax: 513-558 -7500
Email: ​

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

Kimberly Maco, MS
Program Coordinator
Department of Nutritional Sciences
College of Allied Health Sciences
University of Cincinnati
3202 Eden Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
Office: 513-558-​7503

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