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Master of Dietetic Studies (Integrated Program)

The University of Texas at San Antonio integrated bachelor and master’s degree program is designed for students interested in meeting the academic requirements to become a Registered Dietitian (RD/RND). The integrated 3 year degree known as the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP) is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. 


College of Education and Human Development       Degree
Undergraduate Degree BS in Nutrition and Dietetics
Graduate Degree Master of Dietetic Studies


Didactic and introductory supervised experiences are part of the curriculum and serve as a foundation of the program.Students that maintain a 3.0 in the undergraduate program will be allowed to transition to the Master of Dietetic Studies (MDS). The MDS is a non-thesis option with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Treatment. Individuals with a Bachelor in Dietetics are encouraged to apply; but, will be expected to complete select undergraduate courses to meet the program's requirements. Individuals that hold a bachelors degree in an unrelated degree field are also encouraged to apply, but would be required to complete all the CP undergraduate degree program before progressing to the MDS.  Admission of students that have obtained a prior degree will be made on a case-by-case basis and is also contingent on space availability. The Integrated Program does not offer a separate Masters or Internship Program. 

The integrated degree offers these advantages:

  • The integrated degrees offer over 1200 clock hours of supervised experiences (internship).
  • Students who successfully complete the Integrated Program (CP) receive a verification statement that certifies their eligibility to take the Commission on Dietetics Registration national examination to become a Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN).
  • Students who obtain a Masters are more competitive in the job market.         

Policy and Admission Requirements for Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Accountancy Admission Requirements:


  • Attending/active or accepted to UTSA as an undergraduate
  • Degree seeking student
  • 3.0 overall grade point average
  • Completion of required prerequisites 

Application Process:


  • Apply to UTSA as an undergraduate through the Apply Texas online application and select the “Pre-Nutrition and Dietetics “ (PNTD) major.
  • Upon approval of undergraduate admissions, apply to the Integrated Program (CP) through the online graduate school application with a non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit personal statement.
  • Two letters of reference.
  • Current resume with employment history and volunteer experience.
  • Personal interview with admission committee (invitation only).

Academic Requirements:

Once admitted to the Integrated Coordinated Program (CP), you are required to meet the academic standards of the Graduate School.

Contact Information:

Student Development Specialist: Rahnuma Islam

Emailrahnuma.islam@utsa.edu

Telephone: (210) 458-6619

Graduate Advisor of Record: Dr. Liset Vasquez RDN, LD, CHES

EmailLiset.lealvasquez@utsa.edu

Telephone: (210) 458-8199

Degree Website: http://education.utsa.edu/health_and_kinesiology/new_coordinated_program_in_dietetics/

Degree Catalog Link: http://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/educationhumandevelopment/healthkinesiology/#mds