Before applying to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics you must:
- already be accepted into a B.S. or M.S. Food and Nutrition program. Undergraduates must have a minimum second semester sophomore standing.
- have an overall quality point average of 2.7 (4.0 scale) and a science quality point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) at the time of application.
- have completed or be in the process of completing prerequisite courses in chemistry, biology, and food and nutrition.
- have completed Anatomy and Physiology and Biochemistry courses with a C- or better grade within the past 5 years.
- have completed a 200 hour work experience in the field within 5 years prior to application.
Prior to being accepted into the CPD program, a 200 hour work experience in the field is required. This experience satisfies the requirements for NUTR 002 Orientation to Dietetics [PDF] and requires prior approval from the Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. The work experience must have been completed within 5 years prior to application. A supervisor in this work experience must provide a reference as part of your application.
Your application will include:
- The CPD Application (MS Word format)
- Two Framingham State College faculty references (MS Word format)
- A reference (MS Word format) from your work experience
Applications and are due by February 28th for entry the following fall. A mandatory applicants' meeting is held in February to review the application process.
Admission into the program is competitive and we accept a maximum of 24 students each year. The CPD Student Selection Committee reviews all applications. In addition to the minimum eligibility criteria above activities, service, and honors may be taken into consideration.
Students who clearly meet the qualifications are notified of acceptance before registration for the fall semester. We re-evaluate other applications the first day of the fall term after prerequisite course grades from spring and summer courses and/or work references are available.