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 (A.N.D. or the Academy).
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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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 do not live within 100 miles of 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.
The applicants for either delivery method must meet the following requirements to be considered for the professional phase of the program:
Admission to EMU;
Junior standing achieved by completing 56 or more credit hours or equivalent (including transfer courses);
Minimum GPA of 2.75; and
Satisfactory completion (C or above) of the following prerequisites prior to entrance into the professional phase of the program.
Recency of Education rules apply to any program courses that are transferred into Eastern Michigan University. To learn more about the Recency of Education guidelines click here .
The availability of clinical facilities limits the number of students admitted to each class. Therefore, a screening procedure is used to select the most qualified students for the available positions in the program. Academic status (Grade Point Average), letters of recommendation, a personal statement, notebook presentation, on-line assessment and committee input are criteria used for screening.
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.
Registration in Dietetics
Upon successful completion of the CP curriculum and degree, students will be eligible to sit 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 .
For students applying before the January 2015 Application notebook cycle for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP), the following prerequisite courses to the Professional Phase will be required:
The following prerequisites are to be completed prior to January 15th CPD application deadline.
The following prerequisites are to be completed prior to start of Professional Phase.
For students applying during and after the January 2015 Application notebook cycle for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP), the following prerequisite courses to the Professional Phase will be required:
The following prerequisites are to be completed prior to January 15th CP application deadline.
Each student must choose a writing intensive course as part of major completion requirements. Consult your advisor for course options.
This program does not require a minor.