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.

The following pieces of information can be found in the UK DHN Coordinated Program (CP) Handbook:

Description of the program, including mission, goals and objectives.

A statement that program outcomes data are available on request.

Information about the requirements and process to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (CP, DI, DPD, FDE, IDE)/nutrition and dietetics technician, registered (DT), including education, supervised practice, passage on the CDR credentialing exam and state certification/licensure, if applicable; and how the program fits into the process.

Cost to student, such as estimated expenses for travel, housing, books, liability insurance, medical exams, drug testing, background checks, verification of student identity (such as for distance learning), uniforms and other program-specific costs/fees, in addition to any institutional fees and tuition.

Academic and program calendar or schedule.

Guidance about distance education components, if applicable.

View the PDF iconCP Handbook


  • 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.