Coordinated Program in Dietetics

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We are not currently accepting applications for this program.

After January 1, 2024 all dietetics students will be required to have a master's degree in order to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Indiana State University's Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400.



Why Dietetics at STATE?

Indiana State University, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, has the only fully accredited Coordinated Program in Dietetics within an 85 mile radius, and it is 1 of only 2 in the state of Indiana.

  • Learn in the classroom
  • Immediately apply knowledge as they work with clients and patients in supervised practice sites
  • Medium-sized institution with a small, high quality dietetics program
  • Admits only 16 students per year
  • Individualized attention and interaction between students and faculty
  • Provides many opportunities for leadership and recognition
  • Dietetics employment of ISU Coordinated Program alums is near 100%
  • Classroom education is provided by qualified faculty who often also function as preceptors at food service, community and clinical supervised practice sites.  Students also work with site preceptors who are qualified dietitians with many years of experience.  Many masters students work as graduate assistants teaching non major beginning nutrition and health courses.  

Undergraduate students:

  • Admitted to begin junior year
  • 1200+ clock hours of supervised practice experiences
  • sequenced through the following 2 years
  • Includes experiences in a wide range of food service, health care, and community facilities
  • gives students an opportunity to decide, based on first-hand experience, which areas of dietetics interest them most

Graduate students:

  • One of only a few Coordinated Programs in the United States that offer the opportunity to complete the master's degree simultaneously with the dietetics program and its clinical requirements within 2 years after admission to the program if all prerequisites are met prior to admission to the program.

Graduate and Undergraduate students have an opportunity to learn from each other as they participate in the program together.

Want full time employment or part time employment to coordinate with family responsibilities? Dietetics can be the career for you.

  • Dietetics is a rapidly growing field with many diverse career opportunities for the professional interested in food and nutrition.
  • An individual wanting to become a Registered Dietitian (RD) must complete an accredited 4 year academic program and supervised practice experience before taking the national registration examination.
  • The Coordinated Program in Dietetics includes both the academic (didactic) and supervised practice experiences within a 2 year period.
  • With a Coordinated Program, there is no worry about completing course work and then not being accepted for a dietetic internship. It all comes as one package!

Misssion, Standards, Goal, and Outcomes

Application Deadline

  • March 15


Plan of Study

Other Policies


Supervised Practice


Progression and Graduation

Coordinated Program graduates are currently involved in a variety of diverse career paths: General medical nutrition therapy; Specialty areas - Renal, Diabetes, Cardiac, Nutrition support Food service management in Hospitals, Long term care, Educational settings, Community settings, WIC agencies, Senior centers, State agencies, Early childhood education programs, Cooperative extension agencies, Outpatient settings, Self employed, Consultants, Contract dietitians. Other areas of employment open to graduates: Correctional facilities; Pharmaceutical companies; Restaurant chains; Airlines; Industry; Entrepreneurial ventures.
What is a Registered Dietitian? Nationally recognized expert in the field of food and nutrition who meets eligibility requirements through study at an accredited academic institution and passes a national registration examination.