School of Health Sciences
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Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Eastern Michigan University’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) has been graduating entry-level practitioners since 1974. The CPD is fully accredited and is one of only two Coordinated Programs in Dietetics in the State of Michigan!
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
312/899-0040, ext. 5400
Registered Dietitians (RD) work with people of all ages to treat and prevent disease. Dietitians are employed in a variety of settings, including community agencies, acute care, long-term care, schools, home health care, business and industry, private practice, research and education.
Eastern Michigan University’s CPD is unique in the region as a result of the business/entrepreneurship training that we offer. We are also unique in offering our programs fully online!
Coordinated Programs in Dietetics (CPD)
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics (IDTC)
This is the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. This program is for you if you do not have an undergraduate degree in Dietetics and want to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). We deliver this program both on-campus and online.
Master of Science in Dietetics – Coordinated Program (DTCC)
This program is for you if you want to pursue the RD credential and an advanced degree. We deliver this program only online.
Coordinated Program Admissions Information
The on-campus program and online program are exactly the same.
Please review the online website.
Career Opportunities and Program Preparation for CPD
Graduates of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) are prepared to work as Registered Dietitians (RD) in the high-tech field of applying food and nutrition to health. It is a vital, growing area with numerous employment possibilities. Dietitians work in diverse jobs, such as health care, education, research, sales and marketing, public relations, government, and private practice.
High school students planning to major in Dietetics are advised to build a background in food, chemistry, mathematics, and biology.
Community college students should concentrate on prerequisite classes, such as chemistry (including organic), biology (including microbiology), foods, nutrition, statistics, and communication skills.
Human Nutrition (NUTR)
This program is designed for Registered Dietitians (RD), or other health professionals, and those with a strong interest in nutrition. It offers an advanced degree with a focus on nutrition for health promotion and chronic disease risk. It, like other programs at Eastern Michigan University (EMU), is fully accredited through the NCA Higher Learning Commission and we deliver this program online.