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The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND or the Academy).

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
312/889-0040, ext. 5400

This is a second admissions program with both on-line and on-campus delivery methods.  Through the on-line delivery method, this program is available to students who secure supervised practice experiences more than 100 miles from Eastern Michigan University’s campus.  The program begins in the fall of the junior year.  Please be aware that admission to the University is not a guarantee of entry into the dietetics program.  Important information and the application for both the on-line and on-campus programs can be found at the School of Health Sciences website. The application deadline for both the on-line and on-campus programs is January 15 for consideration for entrance into the professional phase of the program the following fall semester.

Registration in Dietetics

Upon successful completion of the CP curriculum and degree, students will be eligible to write for the Registration Examination for Dietitians.  Passage of the exam will provide the recognized credential of Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetics Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Articulation Agreement

An active articulation agreement exists between this program and a community college. To see a complete list of current colleges with program articulation agreements with EMU, please click here.

School Information:

School of Health Sciences - College of Health and Human Services

Colleen Croxall, Ph.D. School Director

313 Marshall Bldg
(734) 487-4096

School Website

General Education Requirements:

For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .

Prerequisites of Professional Phase

Effective with the January 2015 Application notebook cycle to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP) the following prerequisite courses to the Professional Phase will be required:

Pre-Admission Phase: 14-15 hours

The following prerequisite courses are to be completed prior to the start of the Professional Phase.

  • PSY 101 - General Psychology Lecture (GEKN) 3 hrs
  • SOCL 250 - Quantitative Applications in Sociology (GEQR) 3 hrs or MATH 170 - Elementary Statistics (GEQR)  3 hrs
  • AHPR 200 - Medical Terminology 1 hr
  • DTC 251 - Experimental Foods 4 hrs
  • IHHS 260 - Aging to Infancy: A Life Course Retrospective 3 hrs or EDPS 325 - Life Span Human Growth and Development  4 hrs

Major Requirements: 58 hours

  • DTC 302 - Nutrient Metabolism: Macronutrients 3 hrs
  • DTC 330 - Nutrition Therapy I 3 hrs
  • DTC 331 - Nutrition Therapy I Experience 2 hrs
  • DTC 350 - Foodservice Systems Management I 3 hrs
  • DTC 351 - Foodservice Systems Management I Experience 4 hrs
  • DTC 358 - Food and Culture (GEGA) 3 hrs
  • DTC 370 - Nutrition Therapy II 3 hrs
  • DTC 371L - Nutrition Therapy II Experience (GELB) 4 hrs
  • DTC 372 - Nutrition of the Life Cycle 3 hrs
  • DTC 375 - Integrative Medicine 3 hrs
  • DTC 422 - Nutrient Metabolism: Micronutrients 3 hrs
  • DTC 430 - Community Nutrition 3 hrs
  • DTC 431W - Community Nutrition Experience (GEWI & GELB) 4 hrs
  • DTC 435 - Seminar in Dietetics 2 hrs
  • DTC 450 - Foodservice Systems Management II 2 hrs
  • DTC 451 - Foodservice Systems Management II Experience 4 hrs
  • DTC 459 - Development of the Entrepreneurial Dietitian 3 hrs
  • DTC 470 - Nutrition Therapy III 2 hr
  • DTC 471 - Nutrition Therapy III Experience 4 hrs

Minor Requirements:

This program does not require a minor.