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Welcome to the Department of Nutritional Sciences (NS)! Students admitted to this program have completed all prerequisite courses required for the Coordinated Program for Master of Arts in Dietetics (CPMA). This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) which is the accrediting body for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy). The curriculum you will study is based on ACEND’s 2017 Standard Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards (Foundation Knowledge, Skills, and Competency Requirements for Entry-Level Dietitians) and results in a Master of Arts (MA) degree. In addition to your MA degree, upon completion of the Coordinated Program, you will receive a verification statement which is required to take the examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy. When you pass, you will be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Simply put, we are here to help you obtain a thorough, high-quality education and become an effective RDN who will positively affect the health of others.

Within this Department of Nutritional Sciences CPMA Student Handbook you will find specific information related to the Coordinated Program. It is very important that you be familiar with all of it. In addition, you are required to abide by the policies contained in the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Student Handbook and the College of Allied Health Student Handbook as well as the CAH Student Computing Policies & Procedures and the CAH Student Computer Requirements. Those handbooks and policies may be accessed here. Please sign this form to confirm that you have read and understand it and to indicate your willingness and agreement to abide by all policies and procedures.

OUHSC STUDENT CONSENT to Release Education Records to Rotation Sites (The Coordinated Program Director will have you sign a copy of this form during mandatory orientation.)

The policies and procedures detailed on the following pages are meant to supplement, and not replace, those outlined in the OUHSC Student HandbookCollege of Allied Health Student Handbook,  and Faculty Handbook


The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in the admission and education of students. The Affirmative Action Office monitors policies, procedures, and programs to ensure they are developed and carried out in a manner which does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

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