Program Highlights

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) meets the knowledge requirements and competencies for dietitians in the clinical, community and food systems management domains. CPD is an ACEND accediated, combined program of:

  • Academics (approximately 3.5 years)
  • Supervised practice (approximately 8 months)

Graduates of the DHN CPD earn a Bachelor of Science and are eligible to sit for the CDR national registry exam to earn the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential. The UK DHN CPD admits 14 students per class.

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  • Year 1 - Academic year of basic pre-professional and general studies courses
  • Year 2 - Academic year 
    • Apply by February 1st of year 2
  • Year 3 - Fall and Spring of intensive academic coursework
  • Year 4 - Fall of intensive academic coursework
  • Year 4 - Spring and 12-week summer session includes professional and supervised practice experience

Supervised Practice Rotations

Medical Nutrition Therapy - 10 weeks

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Rehabilitation facilities 

Food Service Systems Management - 10 weeks

  • Hospitals 
  • School systems
  • Long-term care facilities 

Community Nutrition - 7 weeks 

  • Health departments
  • Corporate wellness
  • Outpatients clinics 


  • Students in the UK DHN BS Degree in Dietetics (DPD) 
  • Sophomore status or year 2 of the DPD program
  • Transfer students in the DPD who are determined to be in Year 2 


View the timeline of the Coordinated Program curriculum.