Department of Dietetics and Nutrition Coordinated Program
The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition is comprised of over 55% Latino or Hispanic students. It provides the students with the opportunity to major in Dietetics through Undergraduate, Masters and PhD level coursework. Students can apply to the Coordinated Program where they complete a supervised practicum consisting of 1200 hours and are then eligible to sit for the Registered Dietitian Exam. Individual and group mentoring by faculty and peers is a part of our ongoing commitment to train future dietetics professionals. During the supervised practicum, students are sent out into the community to gain training in the three areas of our profession: food service, community nutrition and clinical nutrition.
The goals of the Department are to provide quality Dietetics educations for a multiethnic multicultural population in the state of Florida. The Department of Dietetics and Nutrition is comprised of over 55% Latino or Hispanic students.
In the last 5 years the department has graduated approximately 250 students. 55% on average were Hispanic and 110 followed the Coordinated Program (CP) and have become Registered Dietitian (RD) eligible. All students after their internship in the CP are eligible to sit for the National Examination to become RDs. Nearly all of the graduates find suitable jobs in health care. The CP program is unique since students from BS, MS and PhD can apply and be provided an Internship of 1200 hours to meet the requirements of the accrediting body.
Programs & Initiatives
- Ensuring America's Future (EAF)
- Examples of Excelencia
- Growing What Works Database
- Growing What Works
- ALASS: Accelerating Latino Student Success