Learn how foods affect the body on a biochemical level, and acquire skills to become a clinical, community or managerial dietitian.
This option prepares students for careers with government agencies, commodity groups, health and fitness agencies and businesses, and some components of the food industry. In addition, the course work would provide excellent background for those wishing to pursue advanced degrees in medicine or nutrition.
Coordinated Program in Dietetics Option
This major combines clinical evaluation, community concerns, and food service management into a profession long valued for its service to people. Accredited by the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, students apply in their sophomore year for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD). Coursework in the junior year is at the Moscow campus. Students move to Coeur d’Alene or Boise for their supervised practicum in community and medical center settings their senior year. Following graduation, students are eligible to take the Registered Dietitian (RD) exam to become licensed and begin practicing as a dietitian in a variety of settings.
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Mission - Philosophy - Goals
In accordance with the mission of the University of Idaho, the Coordinated Program in Dietetics exists to provide baccalaureate education for students who are seeking to become Registered Dietitians (RD).
The philosophy of the University of Idaho Coordinated Program in Dietetics is to prepare decisive, knowledgeable, and highly skilled food and nutrition professionals capable of meeting the social, political, and technological challenges of society. Successful graduates will be effective communicators with various populations: patients, clients, consumers, employers, and professionals. They will be critical thinkers and knowledge seekers, networking with others in the task of life-long learning. Exposure to a variety of experiences in clinical, community, and foodservice facilities will provide students with opportunities to become creative and innovative leaders in the dietetic profession.
- Through recruitment, encouragement and support, program faculty will increase the number of students who complete the UI CPD.
- The Program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietitians in clinical dietetics, foodservice administration, and community nutrition.
- The Program will prepare graduates to enter the dietetics profession and successfully be employed as registered dietitians.
- The Program’s resources will be used effectively and efficiently.
The University of Idaho Coordinated Program in Dietetics is currently granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040 ext 5400.