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Students who choose to pursue Pitt’s Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics 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 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.

This accelerated program offers points of entry for:

  • qualified undergraduates
  • post-baccalaureate candidates
  • graduates of Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD).

Nutrition and Dietetics Ranking

College Factual BadgeOur program is currently ranked 7th 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 Nutrition 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 Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics 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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