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Admissions to the Coordinated Program (CP)

 

Master's Degree Coordinated Program

UConn has two Master's degree programs available:

  1. Graduates of a DPD Program
  2. Provides an individual who has a Bachelor's degree and meets at least the prerequisite requirements*

The programs includes:

  • Supervised practice necessary to sit for the Dietetic Registration examination
  • Supervised practice occurs over 2- years PLUS a 6-week (6 credit externship+)
  • MS degree in Health Promotion
    • Plan B Master's degree (a project must be completed)
    • Option to complete Certificate in Health Promotion & Health Education.  This certification allows one to sit for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) examination

+Externship: Students complete a 6 week (40 hours / week) intensive supervised practice program. This is a culminating experience, which prepares students for entry into the profession and is an additional cost to students.

* Applicants interested in this option should meet with the Dietetics Director to discuss the feasibilty of this option. The applicant sould realize it may take longer to complete the Master's degree because of the number of courses required.
 

Application Process PRIOR to February 1st

  • Complete the Graduate School application
    • Must have a 3.0 entire undergraduate record or - at least 3.0 for your last two undergraduate years
    • No GREs required
    • If you are Not a native speaker you must take the TOEFL test
    • Official transcripts from schools other than UConn
    • Unofficial transcripts from UConn
    • Personal Statement of Purpose expressing your interest in a graduate education
    • 2 letters of recommendation (sealed envelopes)
    • $75 application fee
  • CP Application
    • Online application (Professional Program Application)
    • Personal statement addressing becoming a registered dietitian
    • Forwarded from the Graduate School (do not need to submit duplicates)
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • Unofficial Transcript (UConn applicants - access through Peoplesoft Account)
      • Official Transcripts (Other schools)

Acceptance in mid-March or following the spring semester

Acceptance must be confirmed immediately following Dietetic Internship Match date DPD Applicants 

After acceptance into the Master's Coordinated Program:

  • Students may elect to apply for the Certificate in Health Promotion & Health Education.  This is a separate application through the Graduate School
  • Students begin supervised practice experiences while taking graduate coursework
  • Time in supervised practice sites increases as you progress through the program
  • Experience is gained in clinical, community, food service, counseling, and research
  • Students are able to complete a two week specialty rotation
  • Under the supervision of qualified professional, students develop the knowledge and skills to excel as a competent, entry-level dietetics professional
  • The program takes 2 years Plus the 6 week externship following the second year spring semester.

 

Program Costs:

  • 4 semesters of graduate education
  • 6 week (6 credit) Externship+
  • If graduate requirements cannot be completed within this time period, additional time and money would be required
  • Travel to sites, housing, medical insurance, etc.

+Externship: Students complete a 6 week (40 hours / week) intensive supervised practice program. This is a culminating experience, which prepares students for entry into the profession and is an additional cost to students.

 

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College of Agricutlture and Natural Resources
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Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1101
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