Steps to the DHN CPD:

Application Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017; 11:59PM

Undergraduate Year 1 and Fall of Year 2
  1. Complete UK CORE and Pre-Dietetics Major Requirements. 
  2. Strive for a high GPA, at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Participate in volunteer activities.
  4. Join and Participate in Professional Organizations
    1. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    2. Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    3. Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    4. Student Dietetic and Nutrition Association at UK
  5. Participate in Extracurricular Activities
Undergraduate Spring of Year 2
  1. Review the CPD Application Preparation 2017 Guidebook
  2. Review the CP Handbook 2017
  3. Obtain Application Materials (see below)
  4. Follow guidelines carefully, secure three references in advance including faculty and employer.
  5. Write a strong 2-page personal statement, seek input from the UK writing center.
  6. Review all requirements and ask questions. Edit! Edit! Edit!
  7. Submit application packet electronically or as a hard copy to the DHN CP/DI Program Assistant at ukdhn.cpdi@gmail.com by February 1st, 2017 at 11:59PM. 

Please find the Application Materials Below:


Selection Criteria 

The selection committee is composed of the Program Director, appointed DHN faculty, and an external stakeholder who will objectively rate the application materials using a rubric based on the following criteria:

  • Academic ability – overall GPA and science GPA Work and volunteer experience
  • Personal attributes--as evaluated by interview, letters of recommendation, and personal statement
  • A maximum of fourteen (14) candidates will be selected for acceptance into the CPD program. All applicants will be notified by e-mail in March.