The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), which integrates academic study with professional practice experience in a coordinated program in dietetics. Upon completion of the Master of Science degree in Dietetics, students qualify for membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and/or are eligible to write for the Credentialing Examination for Registered Dietitians. Excellent career opportunities for dietitians are available in hospitals and other health care facilities; in community agencies; in industrial, university, and school food service programs; in business; in teaching; in research; or in private practice.
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. 540
Important information and the application for both the on-line and on-campus programs can be found at the School of Health Sciences website.
Because the Master of Sceince in Dietetics is a 2nd admissions program and faculty cannot make a final decision regarding admissions until they know if you have completed all of requirements for the program, including prerequsite courses, you have to determine how to apply to EMU. In this case, there are two ways to apply to EMU, as a non-degree seeking graduate student or as a 2nd BS student.
- If you do not need financial aid to complete prerequisite courses you apply to EMU in general as a non-degree seeking grad student. On the first page of the application notebook (due in January) you will check the MS box and if you are accepted into the MS-Dietetics program upon completing the 2nd admissions process (application notebook, due January 15) You will be provided directions on how to become a fully admitted graduate student.
- If you need financial aid to complete prerequisite courses you apply to EMU as a 2nd BS student, dietetic intent. On the first page of the application notebook (due in January) you will check the MS box and if accepted into the MS-Dietetics program upon completing the 2nd admissions process (application notebook, due January 15) You will be provided with directions for how to become a fully admitted graduate student.
Transcript review is based on how you apply to EMU…
- If you apply as a non-degree seeking graduate student, your transcript will be reviewed once you have applied to EMU and obtained a student number. Contact the program director once you apply and have a student number. The program director will send you the transcript review procedure.
- If you apply to EMU as a 2nd BS student (for financial aid reasons only, will eventually be a graduate student if accepted into the MS-Dietetics program), the 2nd Bachelors office will review your transcripts; instructions are in the acceptance letter you will receive from them.
You can do an informal self-evaluation by comparing your transcripts to the prerequisite courses to give you an idea of what you need. Prerequisite courses cannot be older than 10 years (with the exception of general psychology and basic statistics – no time limit). If your prerequisite courses are older than 10 years you will need to repeat them.
Students must complete the following requirements prior to submitting their application:
- GPA of 2.75 or above with satisfactory completion (C or above) of the undergraduate prerequisite courses prior to entrance into the professional phase of the program:
- Program application submission (please see the School of Health Sciences website for materials).
- Recency of education rules apply to any program courses that are transferred into Eastern Michigan University. Please follow the Recency of Education link to learn more.
Registration in Dietetics
Upon successful completion of the coordinated dietetics 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 Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Lydia Kret, M.S., R.D.
313 Marshall Bldg
Pre-Application Phase: 19 hours
- BIO 326 - Human Physiology 3 hrs or SPMD 269 - Anatomy and Physiology for Dietetics 3 hrs
- BIO 328 - Introductory Microbiology 4 hrs
- CHEM 270 - Survey of Organic Chemistry 4 hrs
- CHEM 351 - Survey of Biochemistry 4 hrs
- DTC 108 - Careers and Nutrition in Dietetics 2 hrs
- DTC 202 - Principles of Human Nutrition 3 hrs
Pre-Admission Phase: 14-15 hours
- 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
- PSY 101 - General Psychology Lecture 3 hrs
- SOCL 250 - Quantitative Applications in Sociology 3 hrs or MATH 170 - Elementary Statistics 3 hrs
Required Courses: 70 hours
- DTC 302 - Nutrient Metabolism: Macronutrients 3 hrs
- DTC 330 - Nutrition Therapy I 3 hrs
- DTC 350 - Food Systems Management I 3 hrs
- DTC 358 - Food and Culture 3 hrs
- DTC 370 - Nutrition Therapy II 3 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 435 - Seminar in Dietetics 2 hrs
- DTC 450 - Food Systems Management II 2 hrs
- DTC 470 - Nutrition Therapy III 2 hrs
- DTC 500 - Research Design and Methods 3 hrs
- DTC 531 - Nutrition Therapy I Experience 2 hrs
- DTC 551 - Foodservice Systems Management I Experience 4 hrs
- DTC 571 - Nutrition Therapy II Experience 4 hrs
- DTC 608 - Advanced Topics in Foods 3 hrs
- DTC 618 - Advanced Topics in Nutrition 3 hrs
- DTC 631 - Community Nutrition Experience 4 hrs
- DTC 651 - Foodservice Systems Management II Experience 4 hrs
- DTC 659 - Development of the Entrepreneurial Dietitian 3 hrs
- DTC 671 - Nutrition Therapy III Experience 4 hrs
- MATH 502 - Introductory Statistics for Graduate Students 3 hrs
Culminating Experience: 3-6 hours
Select from option I, option II, or option III:
Thesis Option - 6 credits
Non-Thesis Research Option - 6 credits
Research Writing Option - 3 credits
Program Total: 73-76 hours