Dietetics and Nutrition Coordinated Program, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Public Health and Social Work

Campus:Modesto Maidique Campus

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Program Description

The Coordinated Program (CP) is a limited enrollment program for FIU students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition degree, "job ready", and eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Admission to the program is competitive. Students apply by March 1st prior to their junior year. See the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition website for further details.

Admission Requirements

Coordinated program

The Coordinated Program (CP) is designed for individuals who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition degree, "job ready", and eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. The program provides experience in the three broad areas of dietetic practice (food service system management, clinical, and community) and is designed to prepare entry-level dietitians for careers in a variety of health care and food service facilities. It requires a minimum of 1,200 full time practice hours, day-time study which includes the necessary supervised practice hours. CP is a limited access program. Only 16-18 students are accepted each year and students should be done with all required didactic courses by spring semester after the October 20th application date. The Coordinated Program begins in the summer semester and CP students graduate at the end of the fall semester.

Career Opportunities

Related Occupations:

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

Wages & Employment Trends for Registered Dietitians:

Florida Median income $52,700
Florida rate of growth +13%
National Median wages $55,200
National Projected growth +21%

Source and more information: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1031.00

Contact Information

Joan A. Marn, M.S., R.D.N., L.D.N.
Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, and Clinical Instructor
Department of Dietetics & Nutrition
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC5 308
Miami, FL 33199
Main Office & Appointments: 305-348-2878
Fax: 305-348-1996
Email: jmarn@fiu.edu
http://stempel.fiu.edu/academics/dietetics-and-nutrition/advising/undergraduate-advising/index.html