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Pitt SHRS now offers a new pathway for students to become Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs)!  The accelerated five-year Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics (Coordinated MS) Program begins Fall 2019 and offers students a shorter route to becoming an RDN.

We are offering this new program because of revised accreditation standards from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Beginning in 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration will require an MS degree for entry-level dietitian registration eligibility.

The new BS/MS curriculum is a combination of didactic coursework and supervised practice which includes required competencies and student elective courses affording graduates a strong foundation in medical nutrition therapy and eligibility to sit for the Registration Exam for Dietitians.

The last students to enter the current two-year program will apply in Spring 2018 to begin in Fall 2018. Click the links below to learn more about our current Coordinated Master's program and our new accelerated program.

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Learn important details about Pitt's Nutrition programs and how they prepare to students to become Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs).

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View the admission requirements and application instructions for our current and new accelerated programs.

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Review the required coursework and curriculum for each of our graduate Nutrition programs.

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Program Goals and Outcomes

Learn more about Pitt's Nutrition program goals and outcomes.

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Interested in learning more?

Chat Live with Program Director Deborah Hutcheson on Skype the first Friday of every month from 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm! Simply add PittCDN to your contacts.

The Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.), (, phone (1-800-877-1600 or 1-800-877-1600 x5400), or mail (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995).