Master of Science – Coordinated Program
Students enter the master’s degree coordinated program either with an undergraduate degree in nutrition OR with an undergraduate degree in another major. The coordinated program is a four to six semester program of didactic course work AND supervised practice. The supervised practice has an urban health emphasis. Students have the option of completing a thesis, master’s project or course concentration as their capstone requirement. The thesis option may take an additional semester to complete.
Students who hold an undergraduate degree in a major other than nutrition must complete required prerequisites by the application deadline prior to entering the coordinated program.
Students who hold an undergraduate degree in nutrition must have a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement or letter of intent from the program granting the degree.
Completed applications for admission by students who hold the DPD Verification Statement or letter of intent must be received no later than January 15 for matriculation in August of the same year. Completed applications for admission by students who do not hold the DPD Verification Statement must be received no later than May 15 for matriculation in August of the same year.Degree Requirements Apply to the program
Prerequisites for students without a DPD verification statement (students who have not completed an undergraduate program in dietetics)
Inorganic Chemistry (1 semester)
(GSU CHEM 1151K* or GSU CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K or equivalent)
Organic Chemistry (1 semester)
(GSU CHEM 1152K* or GSU CHEM 2400 and CHEM 3100 or equivalent)
Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters)
(GSU BIOL 2110K and BIOL 2120K or GSU BIOL 2107K, BIOL 2108K, BIOL 3240 and BIOL 3250 or equivalent)
Principles of Nutrition
(GSU NUTR 2100)
*Will no longer be accepted as of Fall 2018
NOTE: Online laboratory courses will not be accepted
The Coordinated Program requires additional hours for students who enter the program prior to meeting the undergraduate coursework required for a Didactic Program in dietetics (DPD) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). (For more information on the DPD requirement visit: www.eatright.org). The Coordinated Program is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606; 312/899-5400. The CP has accreditation through 2018.
Academy membership is required upon admission to the Coordinated Program.
Mission of the Coordinated Program
The mission of the Coordinated Program is to prepare dietetic professionals to serve the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health, and well-being and to serve the profession and larger community through public service and leadership.
This mission statement is founded on the beliefs and vision expressed in Georgia State University
- The registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) provides quality service based on customer expectations and needs.
- The registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) applies, participates in or generates research to enhance practice.
- The registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) effectively applies knowledge and communicates with others.
- The registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) uses resources effectively and efficiently.
- The registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) systematically evaluates the quality of services and improves practice based on evaluation results.
- The registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) engages in lifelong learning.