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General questions prior to applying can be directed to our Graduate Recruiters.

Once you have applied, questions about the application process should then be directed to our Graduate Processors.


Graduate Recruiters: Located in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building 4.01.52

Office Hours: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Monday, Wendesday and Friday - virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday - in-person

 

Contact Us:


Email: Grad.Recruitment@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-4331
Fax: (210) 458-4332

Book an appointment with a recruiter in-person or virtually .

Graduate Processors: Located in the Flawn Sciences Building 1.01.05

 

Contact Graduate Processors:

Email: Graduate.admissions@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-7985


Send Official Transcripts to: graduate.documents@utsa.edu

Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Spring 2022 can be Uploaded here! (requires UTSA
student ID in the form of abc123) if they have not been submitted as part of your application.


Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 must be uploaded directly to the application.

 

Master of Dietetics Studies (Integrated Program)

The University of Texas at San Antonio joint bachelor and master’s degree program is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and is  designed for students interested in meeting the academic requirements to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN).  

The joint degree includes the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nutrition and Dietetics, the Master of Dietetic Studies (MDS) and the 1200 hours of supervised practice. Upon successful completion of the three- year professional program, students will receive a verification statement that certifies their eligibility to take the Commission on Dietetics Registration national examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN). 

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 Joint Degree

 Undergraduate Degree

 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nutrition and         Dietetics + Master of Dietetic Studies (MDS) +  1200 hours of supervised practice

 Graduate Degree

*see criteria for Advanced Standing Option
POLICY AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR AND MASTER’S DEGREE IN DIETETICS STUDIES
  • Admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics is competitive.
  • Eligible students will be part of a formal interview that is conducted by Program Review Committee Members (by invitation only).
  • The program has been approved for a limited number of students by the accrediting organization.
  • Students are admitted every fall in their “junior year” as part of a cohort.
  • Students (freshman, sophomore and transfer) interested in Nutrition and Dietetics must meet UTSA’s general admission requirements and will be admitted into the “Life and Health Science Studies” until all requirements can be met at UTSA.
  • Students admitted into the undergraduate program will transition (not guaranteed) into the MDS if they maintain a 3.0 grade point average, have completed all support courses and meet all program requirements.
APPLICATION PROCESS
  • Apply to UTSA as an undergraduate through the Apply Texas online application.
  • Apply to the Nutrition and Dietetic Program -application posted early spring on HCaP degree website.
TO DECLARE A MAJOR IN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM CRITERIA MUST BE MET:
  • Must complete all support courses and most of the Texas Core requirements with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be in good standing with the University.
  • Must complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C-” or better. Detailed information about the courses, including the Texas common course numbers may be obtained from the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • Must complete NDT 2043 Introduction to Nutritional Sciences or BIO 2043 Nutrition or equivalent course with a grade of "B-" or better.
  • May not repeat a prerequisite course more than twice to meet the grade criteria.
  • Must complete all support courses (prerequisite courses) by the end of the summer semester prior to entering the program in the Fall Semester.
  • Must submit a program application, transcripts (unofficial), two completed reference forms (program specific) preferably by faculty members, a resume, volunteer summary and a statement indicating personal career goals, knowledge of the profession, commitment, interests, and motivation. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Must have a personal interview with the program review committee members (by invitation) and receive a decision letter indicating acceptance.

 NOTE:

  • Master of Dietetic Students Advanced Standing Option: Students seeking the Master of Dietetic studies -Advanced Standing option, must hold a Bachelor in Dietetics or nutrition related field must have a verification statement from an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or an equivalent baccalaureate degree in nutrition and dietetics from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution. Applicants will be expected to complete select undergraduate courses and practicums to meet the program's requirements. Admission is contingent on accreditation requirements and the number of placements available for the advanced practicum.
  • Applicants that hold a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field would be required to complete all pre-requisite courses and all equivalent undergraduate courses in dietetics and nutrition to meet core knowledge and competencies mandated by the accreditation. These courses are designed to meet core knowledge, skills and competencies mandated by ACEND.
  • The program does not offer a separate practicum/internship program.

Contact Information:

Graduate Advisor of Record: Vidya Sharma, MA, RD, LD, CDCES

EmailDietetics@utsa.edu

Telephone: (210) 458-8199

Degree Website: https://hcap.utsa.edu/nutrition-and-dietetics/

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