Coordinated Program in Dietetics Concentration
If you are passionate about food, nutrition, and health, the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) is the fastest path to become a registered dietitian.
FSU’s Coordinated Program graduates up to twenty-four graduate students ready to sit for the national Registration Exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionists.
Graduates of Framingham State University's accredited CPD program have a rolling 3-year pass rate of over 97% on the national Registered Dietitian Examination within 1 year of first attempt and, over 5 years, 95% those seeking employment were employed in a dietetics or related field within 12 months of graduation. The program prepares the student to function as an entry-level dietitian in a variety of dietetics fields including, but not limited to, on medical teams, food service directors, or community nutritionists. The Framingham State University's CPD concentration is School Nutrition.
In the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD), you will take the didactic academic courses coordinated with supervised practice experiences. In this way, you enhance your learning by simultaneously applying textbook knowledge to real life situations (supervised practice experiences). On campus, you exchange ideas with other students in seminars coordinated with classroom topics. Thus, you develop knowledge and skills in critical thinking, management, communications, counseling and technology. To broaden your exposure to the nutrition field, you will be placed at a minimum of three different facilities.
Entrance into the CPD is by application only. Applications are accepted in the spring semester for entrance the following fall. You must be a matriculated as either an undergraduate or graduate student to apply to the CPD. Please refer to the CPD Handbook of Policies regarding credit for prior work experience.
Dr. Andrea Gorman is the Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.
The Nutrition and Dietetics and the Coordinated Program in Dietetics concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 312-899-0040, extension 5400; http://www.eatright.org/ACEND.
- Academic Calendar
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) on Becoming an RD - Becoming an RD
- Handbook of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics
- CPD Master Schedule
- Description of Coordinated Program in Dietetics - AND Coordinated Program
- General Education Requirement
- National Registration Exam for Dietitians
- Program Mission, Goals, and Objectives (PDF)
- Transfer Students
- Financial Aid