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Admissions to the Coordinated Program (Post-Baccalaureate)


Post-Baccalaureate Coordinated Program leading to a Master's in Health Promotion Sciences

UConn has two post-baccalaureats programs available:

  1. Graduates of a DPD Program
  2. Provides an individual who has a Bachelor's degree and meets most of the prerequisite requirements*
*Prerequisite Courses for students who have not completed the DPD (UConn course numbers in parentheses):
Must have a Bachelors degree
Fundamentals of Nutrition (NUSC 1165)
Food, Culture & Society (NUSC 1167)
Nutrition and Human Development (NUSC 2200)
General Biology I (BIOL 1107)
General Chemistry (2 semesters with lab: CHEM 1124Q & 1125Q or CHEM 1127Q & 1128Q)
Organic Chemistry (CHEM 2241 or CHEM 2443 & 2444)
Biochemistry (MCB 2000)
Microbiology (MCB 2610)
Anatomy and Physiology (8 credits with lab) (PNB 2264 & 2265)
Management for the Health Professional (AH 4244)
English Composition (ENGL 1010 or 1011)
Sociology or Psychology Course
Statistics (STAT 1000QC or 1100QC)

Interested applicants should meet with the Program Director to discuss feasibilty of this option.  Some of the following MUST be completed:
Community Nutrition (NUSC 3230)
Food Composition & Methods of Prepartion and Laboratory (NUSC 3233 & 3235)
Food Service Systems Management I (NUSC 3272)
The applicant sould realize it may take longer to complete the Master's degree because of the number of courses required.

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+)
  • Student should complete an MS degree in Health Promotion howevr students may take additional time to complete
    • Plan B Master's degree (a project/practicum must be completed)

+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.


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 through online application process
    • $75 application fee
  • CP Application
    • Online application (Dietetics 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 for following the spring semester

If DPD applicants apply to Dietetic Internships through DICAS, acceptance must be confirmed immediately following Dietetic Internship Match date. 

After acceptance into the Master's Coordinated Program:

  • 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 may 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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