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Coordinated Program in Dietetics

This program grants a dual degree; a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Dietetics and Nutrition and a Master of Dietetics Studies (MDS) for students interested in meeting the academic requirements to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). b The combined degrees offer over 1200 clock hours of supervised experiences equivalent to an internship. Students who successfully meet all the BS degree requirements with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, are permitted to continue for the master level courses. The MDS is a non-thesis professional degree (30 semester credit hours). Prospective students must apply for acceptance into this program during the spring semester of their sophomore year or after they have completed all the program pre-requisites. Students should refer to the University Catalog for information on pre-requisites and admission requirements. In order to enroll, students must submit an application and be admitted into the program.  

Program Application 

Additional information on the Program and Dietetics Careers 

Program Contact

Sonia Cotto-Moreno, MPH, RDN, LD

Interim CPD Director & Lecturer II

Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition

One UTSA Circle

San Antonio, TX  78249

UTSA students interested in Nutrition and Dietetics Careers are encouraged to join a UTSA registered student organization (such as Health Occupations Students of America or Heart Health Student Organization). Students are also encouraged to learn about the dietetics profession through shadowing, volunteer work, and seeking career guidance.


The mission of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics is to prepare entry-level dietitians with leadership skills who positively impact the nutritional status and health of individuals and the community, particularly those living in South Texas, through a solid academic education, service, and scholarship.

Goals and Outcome Measures

CPD Student Handbook 2014-2015

Program Accreditation

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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