Coordinated Program Admission Criteria

Application to the Coordianted Program (CP) in Nutrition and Dietetics is made in the second semester of your sophomore year.

To be eligible for admission to the Coordinated Program, you must have:

  1. An overall QPA of 3.0
  2. Completed the following courses:

  3. Course Number Title Credits
    BIOL 121 Anatomy and Physiology 3
    BIOL 122 Anatomy and Physiology 3
    CHEM 110 Introductory Chemistry 3
    CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry 3
    CHEM 310 Biochemistry 3
    ND 101A&B** Contemporary Nutrition Topics and Skills .5
    ND 103 Basic and Culinary Foods 3
    ND 112 Nutrition I 3
    ND 203 Food Science and Technology 3
    ND 138** Food Safety 1
    ND 223 Social & Cultural Aspects of Food 3

    Students must earn at least a C+ grade in all nutrition courses.
    ** Indicates the course may be taken at the time of application or later with special permission of program director

  4. Completed or have in progress at the time of application:

  5. Course Number Title Credits
    BIOL 223 Molecular Microbiology 3
    ND 211 Nutrition Education
    ND 213 Nutrition II

Transfer Students

Transfer students seeking admission to the Coordinated Program must first apply for admission to Marywood and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. To be eligible for admission to the Coordinated Program, transfer students must:

  1. Take all prerequisite courses, as stated above, or transfer equivalent courses as determined by the department chairperson or the program director.
  2. Make application to the Coordinated Program.
  3. To transfer a food science course for N D 203, the student must have achieved at least a C+ grade in the course. To transfer a nutrition course for N D 112, the student must pass a competency exam with a grade of 80 or have taken ND 581 and ND 582 with B- grade.
  4. Students cannot transfer more than 400 hours of supervised practice.

Admission Decisions

Decisions made by the admissions committee are based on:

  1. Complete application form
  2. Statement of career goals
  3. Teacher recommendations
  4. Personal interviews
  5. University transcripts

A point system is used in the selection process and applicants are rank-ordered. No more than 10 students are accepted each year. All students are notified in writing regarding the decision of the committee. Decisions are usually made in early March. Selected students must register for and attend the required courses available in the upcoming fall semester.

Note: Students accepted into the program must attend Summer classes between the first and second year.