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Dietitian Nutritionist Program

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We've updated the name of our Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (CP)! It is now the Dietitian Nutritionist Program. This change reflects new ACEND accreditation standards.

Students who choose to pursue Pitt’s Dietitian Nutritionist Program degree are ahead of the game! In 2024, all Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs) entering the field will be required to have a masters level degree to enter the profession.

The program is a competency-based educational program that integrates experiential learning with didactic coursework to enable students to demonstrate the higher level of competence that will be needed for future practice as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. 

This accelerated program offers points of entry for:

Undergraduate students will earn both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. Students who enter the program with a bachelor's degree will earn a Master of Science. 

The program also offers opportunities for students to complete a 12-week rotation in a specialty area of nutrition.

Our Ranking

College factual top Ranked program badge for NutritionOur program is currently ranked 10th in the nation based on the most recent listings by College Factual. Rankings are based on the resources devoted to the program and how well graduates of the program are doing in the workforce. No other program ranks higher within the state of Pennsylvania.

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Learn details about Pitt's Nutrition program and how it prepares students to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs).

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Students applying to the Dietitian Nutritionist Program need to meet specific admission requirements including a variety of prerequisite courses and exposure to the field of dietetics.

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The curriculum includes a combination of advanced nutrition courses and the 1200 hours of supervised practice required to become an RDN.

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Program Goals and Outcomes

Learn more about our program standards through Pitt Nutrition's 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 - 2:00 pm! Join Skype Meeting.


The Dietitian Nutritionist Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) the accrediting agency for 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).


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