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Bachelor of Science in Dietetics (Coordinated Program)

CP students at NKY Health Department


Welcome to the University of Cincinnati’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics! 

The University of Cincinnati’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) includes 2 of the 3 steps to prepare you to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN):

  1. The didactic work (academic coursework) which is completed in year 1 and 
  2. The supervised practice, which is a minimum of 1200 hours, is completed in year 2.

Following successful completion of the coursework and supervised practice, ​you may schedule and take the registered dietitian nutritionist exam to earn the RDN credential!

In many states, RDNs will need a license or certification to practice. In the State of Ohio, with the RDN credential, a background check and payment of a fee, the practitioner may receive his or her license to practice.  

As noted on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) website, “Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the criteria to earn the RDN credential.”  A RDN is equivalent to a RD, and vice versa. Below are several links on the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition website that may answer questions that you may have about becoming a RDN. 

Become a RDN or NDTR

High School Student?

Career Changer?

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) – ACEND Fact Sheet

There is a secondary admission process to enter the University of Cincinnati’s CPD. For details regarding the application process, please see the Admission Requirements and How to Apply information.

Mission, Goals, Objectives of the Coordinated Program


Estimated Costs CP 2017-18

Undergraduate Handbook

CPD Policy and Procedure Manual

 Program outcome data is available upon request.​

*PLEASE NOTE: The Commission on Dietetic Registration has indicated that in 2024 a master's degree will be required before a graduate can write the Registered Dietitian Exam. All those holding the RDN/RD credential before 2024 will not be required to earn a master's degree in order to keep that credential.

The University of Cincinnati's Didactic Program in Dietetics and Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040 ext. 5400.​


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Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

For Nutrition Science Programs:
Phone: 513-558-7503
Email: ​

​For Athletic Training, DPT, MOT, and Health Sciences Programs:
Phone: 513-558-7477

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For questions regarding the program after reviewing the materials on this website, please contact:

Kimberly Maco, MS
Program Coordinator
Department of Nutritional Sciences
College of Allied Health Sciences
University of Cincinnati
3202 Eden Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
Office: 513-558-​7503

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