A. Application for the Coordinated Program occurs during spring semester, junior year, or the equivalent course progression for all degree and non-degree students who have completed prerequisites as stated below.
B. Admission to the Coordinated Program is not guaranteed even if admission criteria are met if the number of qualified students applying exceeds the number of ACEND-approved available slots with capacity to train students in the Program.
Minimum Requirements for Admission to the Coordinated Program:
1. All students must have
- completed College Writing (English composition) I and II, statistics, computer science or healthcare informatics, public speaking, introductory psychology, macroeconomics and all science and nutrition prerequisites.
- a cumulative GPA of ≥ 3.2* , **
- a B or better in Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II, Management in Nutrition and Dietetics, and Quantity Food Production and Management Systems (NUTR 341, 342, 310, & 320), and in any 400 level course taken prior to the practicum.*
- a C or better in all science and nutrition courses
- successfully completed the application process
2. Degree students can have no more than 3 credits outstanding in La Salle core liberal arts courses to enter the CP. These credits or any other courses cannot be taken during the same semester as Coordinated Program courses without prior approval from the Director.
3. Non-degree students who apply to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics must complete a minimum of eighteen credits in the Didactic Program in Nutrition at La Salle University, including Medical nutrition Therapy I and II, Management in Nutrition and Dietetics, Quantity Food Preparation and Management, Nutrition Education and Counseling, and Capstone in Nutrition (NUTR 341, 342, 310, 320, 420 and 440) unless they hold a verification statement issued within the past 3 years indicating completion of an ACEND-accredited Didactic Program.
4. International students for whom English is a second language, and who have not completed a high school diploma or higher education degree in the United States, must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL web site is http://www.toefl.org.
*All students may take Medical Nutrition Therapy II (NUTR 342) and Quantity Food Preparation and Management Systems (NUTR 320) while applying to the CP. However, these courses must be completed with a grade of B or better, and a minimum GPA of 3.2 must be maintained, to be permitted to continue into the practicum courses.
**For graduates of La Salle’s DPD program who apply to the CP after completing a health-related graduate degree, the graduate GPA may be considered in the admission decision.