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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 Contact

Dr. Liset Leal Vasquez, RDN, LD, CHES

Dietetic Program Director & Senior Lecturer

Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249

  • Office: MB 3.402
  • Phone: 210-458-8199
  • Fax: 210-458-5873

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.

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000

Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995

312/899-0040, ext. 5400

Fax: 312/899-4817