Master of Science – Coordinated Program
About the CP Program
How to Apply
Meet the CP Students
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. Completed applications for admission by students who do not hold the DPD Verification Statement must be received no later than May 15.Degree Requirements Apply to the program
All program information including costs, schedules, and requirements are found within the handbook (see table of contents for specific page numbers).
Prerequisites for students without a DPD verification statement (students who have not completed an undergraduate program in dietetics)
Prerequisite courses will take a minimum of three (3) semesters to complete. NOTE: CHEM 1211K is a prerequisite for CHEM 1212K and BIOL 2110K. CHEM 1212K is a prerequisite for CHEM 2400 and CHEM 2100.
Inorganic Chemistry (2 semesters)
(GSU CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K or equivalent)
Organic Chemistry (1 semester)
(GSU CHEM 2400 and CHEM 2100 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 (1 semester)
(GSU NUTR 2100 or equivalent)
One course in Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology (GSU ANTH 1102, PSYC 1101, SOCI 1101 or equivalent)
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 accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Ste. 2190 Chicago, IL 60606-5995, (800) 877-1600, ext. 5400. Program outcomes data are available on request by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The CP has full accreditation through 2026.
Academy membership is required upon admission to the Coordinated Program.
Mission of the Coordinated Program
The mission of the Coordinated Program is to prepare entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists to serve a culturally diverse population through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being, and to serve the profession and community through 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.