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).
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
Carmen Roman-Shriver, PhD, RD, LD
Associate Professor & Director of Dietetics & Nutrition
Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition
University of Texas at San Antonio
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.
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.