The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is designed to develop in graduates the competencies of the generalist dietitian with emphasis in the community area. The program combines both the academic and supervised practical training required by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It offers a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Dietetics.
What is Dietetics?
Dietetics is the practical application of nutrition, including the assessment of nutritional status, recommendation of appropriate diets, nutrition education and the planning and serving of meals.
What do dietitians do?
Dietitians are trained to deliver high quality nutrition services to diverse clients and community groups in various settings. Students must develop communication, leadership and teamwork skills which will carry to the professional setting. The UTPA Dietetics Program prepares students to successfully complete the national registration examination and be qualified for entry-level positions in administrative, clinical, and community dietetics.
The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, the telephone number is 800-877-1600. The program allows the student to gain knowledge and experience for a dietetics profession in food service management, clinical nutrition, and community nutrition with emphasis in the community area.