OLD Dietetics
September 28, 2016

Undergraduate Program

The College of Health Sciences and Human Services offers the following undergraduate program in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Major in Dietetics

    The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition (ACEND) and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND),  120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, telephone number is (800) 877-1600. 

    Academics Requirements and Procedures

    To be considered for admission to the Coordinated Program, a grade point average of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale and seventy-two (72) semester hours of college credit are required.

    Application to the professional phase of the program is made when the student has or is about to complete seventy-two (72) semester credit hours. These must be earned at an accredited college or university. Applicants must have completed the following Course Concentrations found on the Degree Plan, which include, the University General Education Requirements, Interdisciplinary Support, Science Support, and the Dietetics Core prior to entering the program.   Please refer to the Degree Plan.

    Additional Program Expenses

    In addition to college expenses of tuition, room and board, books and other general expenses, participation in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics includes the following approximate repsentative fees.

    Student Liability Insurance (part of tuition fee)                                      $30.00/year

    Physical Exam, Student Health Services                                               $65.00/year

    Uniform, Lab Coats                                                                                    $100.00/year

    Meals                                                                                     Varies by personal preference 

    Associate AND Membership                                                                      $50.00/year

    ADA's Dietetic Gold Pin                                                                                 $35.00

    Additional Practicum Site Expenses

    Criminal BackGround Check(www.certifiedbackground.com)                         $37.00 

    Finger Printing                                                                                              varies 

    TB only on monday through wednesday on student health center                  $10.00 

    Urine Drug Screening(not every site requires it)                                                varies 

    Orientation(Either in blackboard or in person at your Practicum site)

    Serv Safe Certification(During Junior year)~                                                  $120.00 

    Immunizations(Obtain from local high school)                                                $0.00 

    CPR                                                                                                             $40.00

Graduation Requirements

1.  Complete all courses and supervised practices (practicum) with a grade of "C" or better.  Grade of "C" is 75.0 - 79.9% of maximum possible points.

2.  Complete all five supervised practices at least 1200 hours.

3.  Complete a Junior Comprehensive Exam and an RD Readiness Exam with a minimum grade of 75% of maximum possible points.

4.  Complete university graduation requirements.

5.  Issued a Verification Statement for the RD exam.

General Information

Undergraduate information: list of programs and catalogs.

Courses: info and course listings.

Advising: academic advisement.

Scholarship Information

Please contact UTPA Financial Aid Office.

Coordinated Program in Dietetics
College of Health Sciences and Human Services
The University of Texas-Pan American
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78541

1201 W. University Drive Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
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