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
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A degree in dietetics culminating with the registered dietitian credential provides many options for employment. Job opportunities are available in the clinical area in hospitals, long-term care facilities, specialized health care settings, and insurance companies.
In addition, there are many opportunities in the community including positions in federal and state programs like the Women, Infant and Children’s Nutrition Program, Head Start and Area on Aging. The food service industry is also a place for employment including hospitals, long-term care facilities, corporate operations and school systems. Other areas where dietitians provide their expertise is in sports nutrition, universities, private practice, research, writing and other government agencies such as the FDA and the USDA.
For current information related to a career in dietetics please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Site, by clicking here.
An articulation agreement exists between this program and at least one community college. To see a current list of program articulation agreements, please click here.
Please see the program’s website for additional information.
Once students have been accepted into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP), it is assumed that they will maintain their academic status.
In preparing for a professional career in dietetics, students are expected to assume responsibility for their learning, to support the ethics and standards of practice of their profession and to value honesty in the fulfillment of scholarly and professional endeavors. The department reserves the right to retain only those students who, in the judgment of the faculty, satisfy the requirements of scholarship and practice competence and personal integrity suitable to 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.
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.
For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .
The following prerequisite courses to the program will be required
The following prerequisites are to be completed prior to the January 15th CP application deadline.
The following prerequisite courses are to be completed prior to enrolling in courses listed under Major Requirements.
This program does not require a minor.
Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.
This program is available at an EMU off-campus location. For a list of locations, please click here .