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Coordinated Program

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP) in the Department of Allied Health Sciences offers two options:

  • Traditional Coordinated Program which combines the didactic coursework and supervised practice hours necessary to prepare students for entry-level practice as dietitians (up to 18 students)
    • Program is in the junior and senior year of college Plus a 6 week externship immediately following graduation OR
  • Post-Baccalaureate Coordinated Program (Master's degree)
    • Provides a graduate of the didactic program from UConn's Nutritional SciencesDepartment supervised practice as well as a graduate degree in Allied Health Sciences (typically 2-3 students/year)
      • The applicant must apply and be accepted to the graduate program in Allied Health Sciences as well as this professional program
      • Is a two-year program PLUS a 6 week externship immediately following the second year
      • It may take longer than this period of time to complete the Master's degree because of the graduate requirements
    • Provides an individual who has a Bachelor's degree and meets more than the undergraduate prerequisite requiremnets, an opportunity to complete the didactic coursework and supervised practice hours necessary to prepare students for entry-level practice as dietitians
      • Potential applicants should meet with the Dietetics Director to discuss the feasibilty of this options and which courses must be completed prior to admissions. List of typical prerequisites.
      • The applicant must apply and be accepted to the graduate program in Allied Health Sciences as well as this professional program
      • Is a two-year program PLUS a 6 week externship immediately following the second year
      • It may take longer than this period of time to complete the Master's degree because of the graduate requirements
    • Admissions information for Post-Baccalaureate programs


Both programs are

  • Committed to educating qualified entry-level dietitians
  • Competitive programs that students apply to for acceptance
  • Two academic years Plus a 6-week 6-credit externship (immediately following the spring semester) with an additional cost.  Both programs begin in the fall semester.  Academic calendars
  • All placements are arranged for students except for the two week specialty rotation.  This is a leadership opportunity for the student. The student determines an area of interest and determines competencies he/she hopes to meet.  The student will contact the preceptor.  Faculty will assist students in the process if necessary.
  • Upon successful program completion students may sit for the dietetic registration examination
  • In the State of Connecticut, RDNs are certified through the Department of Public Health.  Once registered, you are able to apply for state certification.
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics*

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If you have any questions please contact Ellen L. Shanley, MBA, RDN, CDN, FAND, Dietetics Director Allied Health Sciences at (860) 486-0016 or ellen.shanley@uconn.edu

The University of Connecticut Coordinated Program is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606, (800) 877-1600 extension 5400.
 

Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agricutlture and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
Telephone: (860) 486-2834
Fax: (860) 486-5375