What to Expect in the Nutrition Coordinated Program

Thinking about joining our program? Here's what you can expect

The mission of the UIC coordinated program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions as dietitians in a variety of health care settings including clinical, community, research, business and food service.

Goals and objectives of the coordinated program can be found here. Program data regarding goals and objectives of our program and RD exam pass results are available upon request from the program director.

The coordinated program is two semesters longer than the nutrition science/DPD track because it includes a clinical component.

The UIC coordinated program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
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AHS Summer Exploration and Transition

Looking for an exciting, well-connected jump start to college? Let us help with AHS:SET!

Applied Health Sciences: Summer Exploration and Transition Institute (AHS:SET) meets 2 days in the summer to engage and prepare our AHS incoming freshmen and transfer students.

In a fun and interactive format, you’ll get exposed to introductory academic course work, research and tools for navigating the rigors of an applied health sciences degree.

Sharpen your skills, make connections and learn about the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS), all before your first semester at UIC!


HN 318Genetic, Molecular, and Cellular Mechanisms of Chronic Disease3 hours

HN 190 Introduction to Dietetics 1 hour
HN 202 Culture and Food 2 hours
HN 200 Nutritional Assessment 3 hours
HN 308 Nutrition Science I 3 hours


HN 306 Nutrition Education 3 hours
HN 309 Nutrition Science II 3 hours
HN 313 Intro to Community Nutrition 3 hours
HN 330 Quantity Food Production 3 hours


HN 300 Science of Food 3 hours
HN 311 Nutrition During the Life Cycle 3 hours
HN 320 Clinical Nutrition I 3 hours
HN 332 Food Service Management 2 hours


HN 355 Supervised Practice I 4 hours
HN 420 Clinical Nutrition II 3 hours
HN 423 Nutrition Counseling 3 hours
HN 440 The Research Process 3 hours


HN 355 Supervised Practice I 2 hours
HN 455 Supervised Practice II 4 hours


HN 355 Supervised Practice I 2 hours
HN 455 Supervised Practice II 11 hours


Congratulations! Once you complete your coursework and supervised practice this semester, you’ll be issued a verification statement. This document confers your eligibility to take the registration exam to become a registered dietitian.