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Due to the unusal circumstances related to Hurricane Harvey,

the Deadline for applications has been extended to September 14th.

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Welcome, Prospective Students,

As you begin the application process for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, you might find that you have questions. Should you not find the answers here, please contact Monica R. Meadows, Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.

Coordinated Program in Dietetics Brochure

Spr_2017_CPD_Brochure1.pdf

Application to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (The links below will allow you to view a previous the application for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Applications are due in Fall of 2017. Admitted students will begin taking CPD classes Fall of 2018 and will complete the program in Summer of 2019.) Applications must be submitted by 12:00pm Thursday, September 7, 2017 September 14, 2017.

Informational Materials:

1. Cover Sheet–Application for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Mission of the Coordinated Program
 
The Mission of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics is to qualify graduates for entry-level positions, graduate study and advancement to positions of leadership in clinical, administrative or community dietetics. Balanced preparation in the primary areas of dietetics that is built on a strong foundation of academic preparation recognizes the need for practitioners with clinical, foodservice management and community skills in the vast non-urban expanse of Texas.
 
Goals of the Coordinated Program
  1.      Prepare students for successful entry into the dietetics profession.
  2.      Provide credentialed dietitians for the state of Texas.
  3.      Prepare professionals capable of advancement in their chosen area of dietetics practice and encourage graduates to become leaders in the dietetics profession.
Estimated Cost of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics 
 
In addition to routine tuition and fees during the Senior Year:
Professional Liability Insurance   $35.00
Health Insurance, available through student health service $1100.00
Hepatitis B immunization    $246.00
TB testing $20.00
Criminal background check   $48.50
Student membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  $50.00
Student membership in the Austin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  $12.50
Transportation to supervised practice sites (gas) -  varies*
Required attendance at professional meetings-  varies*
Uniforms/lab coat for foodservice and clinical rotations-  varies*
Drug Screening-  varies**
 

 *Transportation expenses vary greatly depending on assigned practice locations, cost of gas and fuel efficiency. Somerotations will require up to 250 miles per week in travel. As the program continues to develop strong placementopportunities for students, it may be necessary for students to travel longer distances and perhaps stay out-of-townovernight. 

 ** Multiple drug screenings may be required depending on placement sites. 

2. Policies–Application for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics

 3-CPD-Admission-Policies-2017.pdf

 
 

3. Timeline–Application for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics

 timeline_class_of_19.pdf

Forms to download and complete:

A.  Application–Application for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics

A_ApplicationForm.pdf

B. Record of Coursework–Application for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics

B_RecordOfCoursework1.xlsx

C. Checklist–Application for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics

i. Checklist for students who have not completed a degree program 
 
ii. Checklist for students who have completed a degree program

D. Schedule–Application for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics

D_Schedule1.pdf

 

Evaluation of Foreign Transcript

Students who hold a degree from universities outside the United States and want to complete requirements to earn a verification statement from The University of Texas at Austin must have their transcript evaluated by an approved foreign degree evaluation agency.  A detailed course-by-course evaluation along with a statement of how the degree compares to university degrees in the United States is required.  For more information including a listing of the degree evaluation companies approved by the American Dietetic Association consult ADA’s websitehttp://www.eatright.org/CADE/content.aspx?id=5966

Application FAQs Coordinated Program application frequently asked questions

How can I get more information about the CPD?

Plan to attend one of the informational meetings scheduled every semester. Watch

the website for date and time. If you want an appointment with one of the faculty,

email the program director Dr. Monica Meadows at MonicaRD@austin.utexas.edu.

 

For general information about becoming a dietitian, visit the homepage of the

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and select “Become an RD or DTR.”

http://www.eatright.org/BecomeanRDorDTR/

If I apply in the fall, when will I know if I am accepted?

Applications are due in early September. Interviews take place during September

and October and students are notified of the selection committee's decision in early

November.

Since the Coordinated Program courses include supervised practice, how much time do they require?

During the fall of the senior year, students take NTR 245C, which meets for nine

hours per week (3 afternoons of supervised practice in local healthcare facilities

and on-campus). In the spring, students have four CP courses, NTR 345M, 372C,

372F and 373S, which together require 40 hours per week (four hours of

lecture/discussion and 36 hours supervised practice). Students spend 8 weeks in

hospital practice, 6 weeks in foodservice management and 2 weeks in

administrative dietetics. During the following summer, students enroll in NTR 374C

and 374P which involves ten weeks of supervised practice (5 weeks in community

dietetics and 5 weeks in a concentration area).

What are the concentration areas?

The concentration for the program is Clinical Nutrition; however students will complete rotations in a variety of clinical, foodservice and community rotations.

 

Can I work if I'm in the program?

 

Some students work while they are enrolled in the Coordinated Program. Most

students who do work find that they have to be very well-organized and have a job

that offers a lot of flexibility. During the senior spring and summer, students are off

campus in practice forty hours per week. Students need some time in the evenings

to study and complete assignments. It is very difficult to work.

How much does the Coordinated Program cost?

Estimated Cost of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics 
 
In addition to routine tuition and fees during:
Professional Liability Insurance   $35.00
Health Insurance, available through student health service $1100.00
Hepatitis B immunization    $246.00
TB testing $20.00
Criminal background check   $48.50
Student membership in the American Dietetic Association   $50.00
Student membership in the Austin Dietetic Association  $12.50
Transportation to supervised practice sites (gas) -  varies*
Required attendance at professional meetings-  varies*
Uniforms/lab coat for foodservice and clinical rotations-  varies*
Drug Screening-  varies**
 

 *Transportation expenses vary greatly depending on assigned practice locations, cost of gas and fuel efficiency. Somerotations will require up to 250 miles per week in travel. As the program continues to develop strong placementopportunities for students, it may be necessary for students to travel longer distances and perhaps stay out-of-townovernight. 

 ** Multiple drug screenings may be required depending on placement sites. 

What does the selection committee look for when selecting students?

Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of:

• Academic performance: a minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. The average

GPA of students selected for the program is 3.4. Strong improvement in grades

during recent semesters is given consideration.

• Completion of required prerequisite courses: You have to be able to

complete the following courses by the fall semester when you apply to the

program:

o CH 301, 302, 204L, 310M and 369

o BIO 311C, 325 (or 365R or 416K) and 365S (or 416L)

o NTR 307, 107L, 312, 112L, 315, 218, 118L 326, 126L and two of the following:

NTR 334, 234L, 332 or 330.

• Work or volunteer experience: There is no absolute requirement, but

experience gained through employment and volunteer activities are considered.

• Leadership: Ability to work effectively in a group and provide leadership to

others can be demonstrated by participation in campus or off-campus

organizations or being given increased responsibilities at a job.

• Knowledge of the profession of dietetics: It's important to devote some time

learning what dietitians do before you make the decision to spend two years

pursuing this career. This can be accomplished through working with,

volunteering for or interviewing practicing dietitians in hospital, community

and/or foodservice settings.

What are my chances for being accepted for the Coordinated Program?

If you meet the qualifications listed above, you have a good chance of being

accepted. We accept 35 - 50% of the students who apply to CP. This is similar to

the national placement rate for Dietetic Internships.

If I have completed a DPD program and have a verification statement can I join the CPD without having to take additional classes?

It is rare for a graduate of another DPD to be accepted into the CPD at UT without

having to take at least a couple of upper division classes on our campus.

If I have a degree in a subject other than nutrition, can I apply to the program?

You may not need to complete another degree program, but you must fulfill the

prerequisite requirements:

o CH 301, 302, 204L, 310M and 369

o BIO 311C, 325 (or 365R or 416K) and 365S (or 416L)

o NTR 307, 107L, 312, 112L, 315, 218, 118L, 326, 126L and two of the following:

   NTR 334, 234L, 332 or 330

More information about changing careers is available on the Academy of Nutrition

and Dietetics site: http://www.eatright.org/BecomeanRDorDTR/content.aspx?id=8094

How can I determine how classes taken at a different university will transfer to UT?

The UT admissions office website has links you can use to determine how your classes

from other Texas universities and colleges.

http://bealonghorn.utexas.edu/transfer/admission/factors/transfer-resources

Does UT offer a Master’s in Dietetics?

No, not at this time. We are exploring the possibility and may have news to share

about that soon.

 

 

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