The coordinated program in nutrition and dietetics prepares graduates to sit for the registration examination for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs). Upon successful completion of all coursework and supervised practice requirements, program graduates are eligible to sit for the registration examination for registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs).
Our curriculum provides in-depth and hands-on experiential learning at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Our small program and class size makes it possible for faculty to provide individualized support and mentoring, increasing student success.
Our graduate curriculum includes faculty supervised practicums in clinical, community and food service settings to help increase students’ confidence before beginning full time rotations. A series of seminar courses offer opportunities to explore professional topics of interest in nutrition and dietetics.
We currently have agreements with over 50 facilities in and around the St. Louis area that provide field-based learning under the supervision of experienced nutrition and dietetics professionals. Many of our preceptors are program alumni who have chosen to remain involved by offering rotation experiences to our current students.
CP students will follow the university academic calendar for scheduled holidays and breaks during the semesters they are completing full time coursework. During the final two semesters, while in full time supervised practice rotations, CP students will follow the rotation schedule of Monday – Friday rotations with the exception of the following holidays as applicable during their rotation schedule (as observed by the University, see academic calendars): Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break, and Winter Break