Coordinated Program in Dietetics
The accelerated Nutrition and Dietetics program at UND has produced outstanding dietetics professionals for more than 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 a variety of health care, industry, and community settings. C.P. grads have found fulfilling careers in a wide variety of organizations, including hospitals, public/community health, sports nutrition, schools, food service management, correctional facilities, wellness centers and private practice.
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Application and Admission
The program is accredited to accept up to 18 students each year. Students apply to the program at the beginning of spring semester of the sophomore sequence of the program for admission the following fall.
Applications are due on February 1.
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.
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Registration exam eligibility requirements for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDs/RDNs) are changing. Current students who successfully complete the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at UND will be exam-eligible upon completion of their Bachelor of Science in Dietetics through 2023.
Effective January 1, 2024, a master's degree will be required to be eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) national exam for dietitians. The ABM program includes all required educational and supervised practice requirements for the national exam.
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.
Outcome data available upon request by contacting:
Npcbr Building Room 340
Grand Forks ND 58202-8237
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 first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%
- At least 80% of program students complete will complete program/degree requirements within 3 years (B.S. in Dietetics) or 4 years (ABM)
- 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 persons, 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)