How to Become an RD/Why Choose a Coordinated Program
Why Choose a Coordinated Program (CP):
- The most recent match rates for Dietetic Internships show that only about 55% of students who apply actually match with an internship program. The Coordinated Program model guarantees that students will be able to complete their supervised practice hours (“internship”) without having to apply for this separately.
- A traditional DPD Master’s program typically entails 2 years of full-time coursework plus anywhere from 8 to 12 months of full-time internship after that. This Coordinated Program allows students to complete their Master’s degree and 1200 hours of supervised practice all within 2 years.
- Students in the Coordinated Program will be applying their classroom knowledge in clinical and practical settings immediately to help reinforce the learning process.
- Students in the Coordinated Program will get to experience a wide variety of practice settings. Exposing them to many different RD roles will help to expand their career options and allow them to get a feel for which career path is the best fit.