Coordinated Program in Dietetics
UND's accelerated Nutrition and Dietetics program has produced outstanding dietetics professionals for over 40 years.
In the accelerated degree program, you'll complete the requirements for both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years.
As a registered dietitian, you will be qualified to work in various health care, industry, and community settings. Coordinated Program graduates have found fulfilling careers in a variety of organizations, including hospitals, public/community health, sports nutrition, schools, food service management, correctional facilities, wellness centers, and private practice.
Application and Admission
The program is accredited to accept up to 18 students each year. Students apply to the program at the beginning of the spring semester of the sophomore sequence of the program for admission the following fall.
Applicants are encouraged to apply by the February 1st priority deadline for the best chance for consideration. However, applications will be accepted up until August 1st.
Graduation and Program Completion
In order to receive a verification statement signifying completion, you must successfully complete all course and supervised practice requirements and all requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and the Master of Science in Nutrition degrees at UND. Upon receipt of the verification statement, you are eligible to take the examination to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.
UND's Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Financial Considerations: Estimated Annual Cost of Education
- UND Financial Aid Information
- Coordinated Program Student Handbook
- UND Academic Calendar
Upon successful completion of the degree and supervised practice requirements, along with validation by CDR, UND’s ABM graduates qualify to take the national registration exam for dietitians. Our graduates who pass this exam and become registered dietitians (RDs/RDNs) are eligible for licensure in North Dakota. Visit the Commission on Dietetic Registration web page to learn more about licensure and certification laws in other states and U.S. territories.
The mission of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of North Dakota is to provide education, discovery, and experiential training opportunities to prepare graduates for positions as registered dietitian nutritionists.
To prepare graduates for entry-level practice as registered dietitian nutritionists.
- Eighty percent (80%) of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion
- The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of the first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%
- At least 80% of program students will complete the program and degree (BS and MS) requirements within 4.5 years.
- Of graduates who seek employment, 80% are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation
- Eighty percent (80%) of responding employers will agree that the program graduate exhibits the knowledge and skills demonstrated by competent entry-level dietitian nutritionists
- Ninety percent (90%) of program graduates responding to an alumni survey will rate themselves as prepared or well-prepared for their first position
- To prepare graduates to provide culturally competent, evidence-based nutrition care to any person, with emphasis on populations with limited access to food and nutrition services.
Upon completion of the program, ninety percent (90%) of new graduates will rate their perceived preparation for an entry-level dietetics position as either prepared (good) or well-prepared (excellent)
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