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Eastern Michigan University Coordinated Program in Dietetics Information Packet Contents

1. Contents 2. Ten steps from initial contact to program start 3. Full time status 4. Bachelors and Second Bachelors of Science - CP program of study 5. Master of Science CP program of study 6. Second Bachelors of Science degree versus Master of Science Degree 7. Recency of education guidelines 8. Prior learning assessment 9. International student information 10. Military information 11.Coordinated program FAQs 12.Prerequisite course list and guidelines 13.Prerequisite and general education planning instructions 15. Prerequisite planning worksheet 16. General education planning worksheet 17. Schedule planning worksheet 18. Sample schedule planning worksheet 19. EMU prerequisite course schedule 20. Preapproved online prerequisites from other schools 22. Consortium agreement guidelines and pre-application 26. EMU tuition and fees outline 27. 2011-2012 CP cost estimate 28. Estimated supplemental costs 29. Scholarship information 30. Directions for finding first year preceptors 33. Supervised practice experience descriptions 37. Supervised practice experience hours summary 38. Supervised practice experience FAQs 39. What do I do next?

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Eastern Michigan University Coordinated Program in Dietetics Ten Steps from Initial Contact to Program Start
1. Make initial contact with EMU through website, phone call to CHHS Advising, etc. 2. Print this information packet, review the appropriate program application (online or oncampus), and review all information on the website.

3. Plan remaining coursework with respect to deadlines, acceptability, financial aid information,

4. Speak with CHHS Advising (bachelors or second bachelors seeking students) or MS-Dietetics
Intent Advisor as needed.

5. Complete application (first application) process for EMU or college in which prerequisite
and/or general education coursework will be completed. If other college is used, student must still apply to EMU prior to applying to the CP.

6. Print CP application (second application) in the summer prior to the January application
deadline in order to begin the process of completing application and searching for preceptors. Begin vaccine series.

7. Submit completed CP application by mail or in person on or before January 15th. 8. Complete any remaining prerequisites that can be completed post-application. 9. Complete scheduled vaccines and await word on acceptance to CP (April 1st or before). 10. Begin CP in the fall semester if accepted.

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Eastern Michigan University Coordinated Program in Dietetics BS and MS Degree

Full Time Status

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP) at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a full time program only. This is applicable to both the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Science Degrees. The CP is sequenced in such a way as to allow for progression of learning in the least amount of time necessary to complete all competencies and skills, and to meet the 1200 hours of supervised practice experiences required by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE). The BS degree is completed in 20 months and the MS degree is completed in 24 months. Each semester, students are completing didactic course work concurrently with supervised practice experiences. Students are in their supervised practice sites as follows:

First fall: First winter: Second fall: Second winter:

24 hours per week 16 hours per week 16 hours per week 32 hours per week

These hours are in addition to a full load of classes of 12-15 credit hours. Supervised practice experience hours are generally during normal business hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) however they are at the discretion of the preceptor and may vary. Students need to be flexible in their schedule to assure the hours coincide with the preceptors ability to supervise the student. It is extremely difficult to work while completing the CP at EMU and virtually impossible to hold down a full time job. It is recommended that students do not work while in the program. If students must be employed, then weekends work best. Evenings can also work, however students must be available at the discretion of the preceptor.

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Program of Study Bachelor of Science 2nd Bachelor of Science

It is the students responsibility to make sure that all general education and prerequisite courses, as determined by EMU and the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, are appropriately completed. Program of Study (Professional Phase of the Dietetics Program) Total of 58 credits Students will complete the following courses as listed once they have applied and are accepted into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics:

FALL 1 total credits 15 DTC 330 Nutrition Therapy I DTC 331 Nutrition Therapy I Experience DTC 350 Food Systems I DTC 351 Food Systems Experience I DTC 372 Nutrition of the Lifecycle 3 2 3 4 3

WINTER 1 total credits 13 DTC 302 Nutrient Metabolism Macronutrients DTC 358 Food and Culture DTC 370 Nutrition Therapy II DTC 371 Nutrition Therapy II Experience

3 3 3 4

SUMMER 1 total credits 3 DTC 459 Development of the Entrepreneurial Dietitian 3 FALL 2 total credits 12 DTC 422 Nutrient Metabolism Micronutrients DTC 430 Nutrition Therapy III DTC 431 Nutrition Therapy III Experience DTC 435 Seminar in Dietetics WINTER 2 total credits 15 DTC 375 Complementary and Alternative 3 Medicine 3 DTC 450 Food Systems Management II DTC 451 Food Systems Management II 4 Experience 2 DTC 470 Nutrition Therapy IV DTC 471 Nutrition Therapy IV Experience

3 2 4 2 4

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Program of Study Master of Science in Dietetics

It is the students responsibility to make sure that all prerequisite courses are completed as determined by EMU Coordinated Program in Dietetics policy. Program of Study (Professional Phase of the Dietetics Program) Total of 72-75 credits Students will complete the following courses as listed once they have applied and are accepted into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.
FALL 1 total credits 15 DTC 330 Nutrition Therapy I DTC 531 Nutrition Therapy I Experience DTC 350 Food Systems Management I DTC 551 Food Systems Mgt. Experience I DTC 372 Nutrition of the Lifecycle SUMMER 1 total credits 6- 8 DTC 659 Development of the Entrepreneurial 3 2 3 4 3 WINTER 1 total credits 15 DTC 302 Nutrient Metabolism Macronutrients DTC 375 Complementary and Alternative Medicine DTC 370 Nutrition Therapy II DTC 571 Nutrition Therapy II Experience DTC 500 Research Design and Methods

3 3 3 4 2


3 Math 502 Statistics for Health Sciences 3 DTC 691 Thesis I or DTC 694 Non-Thesis Research I (not needed if taking Research Writing) 2 FALL 2 total credits 15 DTC 422 Nutrient Metabolism Micronutrients DTC 430 Nutrition Therapy III DTC 631 Nutrition Therapy III Experience WINTER 2 total credits 12 DTC 450 Food Systems Management II 3 3 4 DTC 651 Food Systems Management II Experience DTC 470 Nutrition Therapy IV


2 4

DTC 435 Seminar in Dietetics 2 DTC 671 Nutrition Therapy IV Experience DTC 692 Thesis II, DTC 695 Non-Thesis Research II or DTC 601 Research Writing 3 SPRING/SUMMER 2 total credits 6-7 DTC 693 Thesis III or DTC 696 Non-thesis Research III 1 DTC 608 Advanced Topics in Foods 3 DTC 618 Advanced Topics in Nutrition 3 DTC 358 Food and Culture take anytime 3

Choose option with advisor- Thesis, Non-Thesis Research, or Research Writing

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Comparison of: 2nd Bachelor of Science Degree vs. Master of Science Degree

2nd BS Degree in Dietetics

Prerequisite Courses 11 (same as MS)

MS Degree in Dietetics
11 (same as 2nd BS)

Application Process

Same as MS

Same as 2nd BS


Minimum 2.75

Minimum 2.75




# of Credits



Approximate cost of Professional Phase of the Program



Time once accepted in the Professional Phase of the Program

20 months

24 months

Odds of being accepted

Same as the MS

Same as the 2nd BS


Less time, less expensive than the MS Bachelors degree not in Dietetics

~ 50% of all RDs hold a MS Degree


Any bachelors degree

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Recency of Education Guidelines

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP) has recency of education guidelines related to both pre-requisite courses and courses within the professional phase of the program (once you are accepted). Prerequisite courses All pre-requisite courses cannot be more than 10 years old at the time of application. The exception to this is the general psychology course and the basic statistics course; there is no time limit on these two courses. Professional phase program courses Nutrition Therapy courses that may be considered for transfer or waiver cannot be older than 3 years at the time of enrollment in the course. These courses are very rarely transferred or waived. This is done on an individual basis. All other courses within the professional phase of the program cannot be more than 5 years old at the time of enrollment in the course and would include Food Systems Management and all supporting courses. These courses are reviewed on a case by case basis. Only classes within the first year of the professional phase of the program may be considered for transfer/waiver. Any course within the second year of the program cannot be transferred in, taken elsewhere or waived; they must all be taken at EMU and in the order in which they are sequenced.* *The exception to this rule is DTC 375 Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This course may be waived using the Prior Learning Assessment Method; for more information visit

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Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment offers students admitted to Eastern Michigan University the opportunity to earn credit for college-level learning they have gained outside the college environment. This may include: Seminars Training completed on the job Knowledge acquired independently The Prior Learning Assessment process requires students to: Identify and analyze learning Document experience Match the learning to EMU courses Compile a written portfolio for each class in which you hope to gain credit. Once the portfolios are completed: The student pays a fee The portfolio is evaluated by department faculty A determination is made The student is notified of the determination Grades for successful portfolios are recorded on the student's transcript Submitting a portfolio does not guarantee credit will be awarded. Credits earned through portfolioassisted prior learning assessment may be applied toward any degree for which they are appropriate. Students seeking credit for prior learning must attend a free workshop prior to beginning the process.

The following Dietetics courses are eligible for Prior Learning Assessment:
DTC 251 Experimental Foods DTC 372 Nutrition of the Lifecycle DTC 375 Complementary and Alternative Medicine DTC 459 Development of the Entrepreneurial Dietitian EMU catalog descriptions of these courses can be reviewed at:

Please review the PLA website at:

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International Student Information

Eastern Michigan Universitys Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education through the American Dietetic Association*. At this time we are not accredited for our program to be completed by students living outside of the United States. Students in the CP must be physically in the U.S. to complete the program. International students are welcome to apply for our on-campus program(s) which consist of a Bachelor of Science or a 2nd Bachelor of Science Degree. The Master of Science Dietetics (CP) is not offered on campus; it is only an online program and therefore F-1 Visa students cannot complete this program. We do offer a straight Master of Science Human Nutrition Degree which does not allow you to become a registered dietitian. This Program is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education and does not provide supervised practice experiences. You may live outside of the United States to complete this Program. For more information about this degree please contact Dr. Anahita Mistry at International students who wish to be in the CP must follow certain guidelines. Students holding an F-1 Visa cannot complete our program online; they must be in the on campus cohort. If you are an international student you need to contact the International Admissions Office for information related to your current status, your transcript review if applicable and anything related to your admissions into the University. You should also review the website for EMUs Office of International Students. Website - International Admissions: Website Office of International Students:

*Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education American Dietetic Association 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000 Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995 312.899.0040 ext. 5400


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Eastern Michigan University Coordinated Program in Dietetics Considerations for Applicants in United States Military or Military Families
We as a program want to support members of the U.S. Military. We welcome applications from anyone in the military or part of a military family. Due to the possibility of relocation at short notice, students in a military/military family may face unique challenges when securing preceptors for Supervised Practice Experiences. We do our best to assist the military student in the event of a move, but the student must complete the program in a manner that is congruent with our accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). We have had some students in military families whom successfully completed our program. Special considerations include: 1. When applying, students need to secure preceptors for the entire first year, even if unsure as to where they will be located when the program begins. It is best to be straightforward with the potential preceptor and let them know there is always a possibility of a move and that they may not be needed when the time comes. It is the responsibility of the student, to let preceptors know when a move happens and they won't be needed, of course with a gracious and professional "thank-you and perhaps our paths will cross again type of ending. 2. Preceptors at a military base hospital and/or medical center are excellent choices (the military base must be in the U.S.). We currently have affiliation agreements with a few of these sites. However, the affiliation agreement between the facility and EMUs legal department takes months to be finalized. Therefore, in the case of a move when a semester is due to start or is underway, trying to get into another military hospital/medical center is not recommended, unless EMU already has an agreement with the facility. There will not be enough time to complete a new affiliation agreement. Instead, the student needs to seek other sites off the military base. 3. No matter what the moving situation is, it still remains the students responsibility to secure new preceptors. This can be stressful and is NOT easy, especially if a semester is underway and the student has a full courseload to keep up with. We can provide a list of sites that we already have agreements with in the new location (if there are any), but that does not mean the preceptor is still willing and able to have another student complete their practice experiences with them. 4. In order to assist the student in the event of a move, Diane Reynolds can communicate by phone with potential preceptors that the student has made contact with to give more information on our program. Providing potential preceptors with the related course syllabus, evaluation form (Learning Outcome Tool LOT) the preceptor completes at the close of the experience, and an Assignment List of what the student would need to accomplish at their site, often helps the RD make a decision. Most conversations of this nature have ended positively. 5. Students in the program who are faced with a necessary move must let Diane Reynolds know ASAP. Students are then responsible to decline preceptors they will not use and find new preceptors in their new location. 6. Unfortunately, if the student is unable to find new preceptors in the new area they live; they most likely would have to stop out of the program and may not be able to continue. This is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and involves the decision of Lydia Kret, MS RD, Program Director, on how to proceed. Questions? Please e-mail Diane Reynolds, RD, Dietetics Clinical (Placement) Coordinator at: (it is the letter L before the 2) or call: 734-487-0327

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Coordinated Program FAQs

The CP is a second admit program, meaning that you must be an EMU student prior to applying for the CP. Please be aware that we are not an internship, nor are we affiliated with any. Are all of the prerequisites online? Not all of our prerequisites are available online through EMU. The prerequisites not offered online at EMU may be taken at a community college or university that is accredited as determined by EMU. Preapproved online options can be found on page 20 of this document. Will the classes I have taken at other colleges and universities count towards the prerequisites? First bachelors: If you have not yet applied to EMU, please contact transfer services at: 734.487.1442 or They will do an unofficial evaluation of your credits. Second bachelors: You must apply to EMU as a second bachelors student to have your transcripts evaluated. Masters students, please contact Lydia Kret. What is a coordinated program? In a coordinated program, you will be completing your supervised practice experience hours concurrently with the didactic class (theory) portion of the program. This takes place over the two years (professional phase) you are in the CP. This differs from a didactic program, where a dietetic internship is sought after the degree is granted. What is a preceptor? A preceptor is a registered dietitian or other related professional that works with you to fulfill the objectives needed to obtain a verification statement upon graduation from the coordinated program. A verification statement will allow you to sit for the RD exam. Preceptors supervise you out in the field, in their places of work, to assist in the completion of your supervised practice experiences. On-campus students will be assigned preceptors. Online students will need to secure preceptors on their own. Can I work full time while Im in the program? The coordinated program is a full time commitment. You will carry a full course load, in addition to supervised practice experience. We do not recommend attempting to work full time during the program. The program is available online; however it cannot be completed only in the evenings and on weekends. When are applications due? Applications must be postmarked by January 15. Acceptance decisions will be finalized by April 1 for a fall program start. How many students are accepted each year? There are 18 on-campus and 20 online spots each year. We typically receive 60 to 80 total applications, although this varies each year. If you are not accepted, you may reapply the following year. My first degree is in something other than dietetics, can I do the masters program? Yes. Anyone with a bachelors degree is eligible to apply for the masters program. The second bachelors degree is open to anyone with a bachelors degree in something other than dietetics. The prerequisites are sufficient preparation for the CP professional phase coursework.

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Prerequisite Course List and Guidelines

Prerequisite Course Information:
Prerequisite courses are the same for a BS, 2nd BS and MS degree
Course descriptions can be found at:

To be considered for entry into the program a grade of C or above is required for all prerequisite courses Prerequisite courses cannot be older than 10 years with the exception of general psychology and statistics, which have no time limit Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry must be separate courses Some of the following courses require prerequisite courses before you can take them, e.g. DTC 202 Principles of Nutrition the prerequisite course for this is Chemistry 121/122. Check the undergraduate catalog for the prerequisites needed: Not all courses are offered online at EMU. Discuss options with your dietetics intent advisor. Bolded courses are offered online through EMU

The following courses must be completed at the time of application (January 15) with a transcript included in the application notebook:
(There are no exceptions to this rule)

Course Required
Survey of Organic Chemistry (no lab required) Foundations of Biochemistry (no lab required) Introductory Microbiology (lab required) Anatomy & Physiology General Psychology Statistics

EMU Course
CHEM 270 CHEM 351 BIO 328 SPMD 269 or BIO 326 PSY 101 SOCL 250 or MATH 170

The following courses must be completed by the first day of classes with a transcript submitted to the Program Director. Course Required
Medical Terminology Aging to Infancy Growth & Development Careers in Nutrition & Dietetics Principles of Human Nutrition Experimental Foods (lab required)

EMU Course
AHPR 200 IHHS 260 or EDPS 325 DTC 108 DTC 202 DTC 251

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Prerequisite and General Education Planning Instructions

All applicants to the CP (bachelors, second bachelors, and MS-Dietetics) must complete the prerequisites (Boxes 1 and 2) with a C or better. Students seeking their first bachelors degree through EMU must also complete the general education courses (Box 3). Students should have previous coursework evaluated. First bachelors students who have not been accepted as an EMU student may contact Transfer Services at 734-487-1442 or More information can be found at Transfer Services will review previous coursework and perform an unofficial tabulation of credit upon request. They will also tell a student if a prospective course is equivalent. Course equivalencies at most Michigan colleges can be determined at the following link: Prospective second bachelors students will need to apply to EMU as a second bachelors student to have their previous coursework evaluated. Students should complete the planning worksheet for those courses in which they are sure that they will still need while they wait awaiting acceptance to EMU. MS-Dietetics intent students can email the MS-Dietetics Intent Advisor and Dietetics Program Director, Lydia Kret, MS, RD, with any questions about previous coursework and prospective prerequisite courses. Eight of the eleven prerequisites are offered through EMU in an online format. Chemistry and biology courses will need to be taken elsewhere by students who are not able to attend courses on the EMU campus. The EMU Dietetics department, with the assistance of the EMU Chemistry department, maintains of list of preapproved online courses. These courses do not need to be approved again and can be taken by ANY student preparing for the CP. Students may also take courses at a campus near them or other online courses that have been approved by EMU. All courses should be preapproved to avoid taking the wrong course. Online students will be taking courses at schools other than EMU. They should verify policies and procedures at each school (whether EMU or other school) for possible implications of taking courses at more than one school in the same semester. Please see consortium agreement guidelines on pg. 22 of this packet for instructions on using your EMU financial aid to pay for a course elsewhere. Using the Prerequisite Planning Worksheet, check (X) in the column to the far left for each course. Fill in any information for courses that have already been taken. If they have been approved by EMU (through Transfer Services, Academic Advising, Second Bachelors Advising, or a specific department), fill in the

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name of the person and/or department that approved the course. Emails are a valuable source of documentation, and any course approval emails should be retained by the student. Begin to research the courses that are still needed, starting with the courses that must be completed prior to applying to the CP (Box 1). Chemistry is the most time consuming due to the number of courses that need to be taken in sequence, and the fact that courses cannot usually be taken concurrently. STEP 1: Determine where Survey of Organic Chemistry and Foundations of Biochemistry will be taken. Research local colleges and the preapproved online courses. Many students find it helpful to speak with the professors of the potential courses. If a course is not on the preapproved list, have it evaluated. STEP 2: Research the prerequisites for the Organic Chemistry and the Biochemistry that are chosen. For example, students who are not on campus at EMU will not be taking CHEM 351 (Foundations of Biochemistry) at EMU. Therefore they do not need to know the prerequisites for CHEM 351 at EMU. They need to research the prerequisites at the school in which they are taking their Foundations of Biochemistry course. STEP 3: List all prerequisites that are still needed from Box 1 along with their individual prerequisites. Use the Schedule Planning Worksheet to map out the semester in which the prerequisites and their individual prerequisites will be taken. This will help determine which year the student will be eligible to apply to the CP. STEP 4: Fill in the schedule with the remaining prerequisites (Box 2), and then add general education courses (Box 3 -first bachelors only). It is important to take all factors into consideration when determining how many credits to take in a given semester (i.e., family and work obligations, vacations). Although the professional phase of the CP schedule cannot be altered, the prerequisite schedule can be constructed to reflect the needs of the student. STEP 5: Begin courses, remembering that life doesnt always go as planned. Even strong students may need to retake a course, and schedules will need to be readjusted for various reasons. Keep the end goal in mind!

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Eastern Michigan University - Coordinated Program in Dietetics Prerequisite Planning Worksheet

Check (x) EMU CP prerequisite course Name of school if other than EMU Course title and prefix at non EMU school Approved? (X) By who? Prerequisite (s) for CP prerequisites if taken at EMU Prereqs for prereq course at school where it will be taken

CHEM 270

CHEM 121/122

CHEM 351

CHEM 270

BIO 328

CHEM 121 and BIO 105

BIO 326 or SPMD 269

BIO 105 for BIO 326/ none for SPMD 269

SOCL 250 or MATH 170

Level 3 math for MATH 170/ none for SOCL 250

PSY 101

Box 2
Check (x)

The following courses must be completed prior to beginning the CP if accepted:

EMU CP prerequisite course Name of school if other than EMU

Course title and prefix at non EMU school

Approved? (X) By who?

Prerequisite (s) for CP prerequisites if taken at EMU

Prereqs for prereq course at school where it will be taken

AHPR 200

IHHS 260 or EDPS 325

DTC 108

DTC 202

CHEM 121/122

DTC 251

CHEM 121/122 and BIO 328

Course descriptions can be found in the EMU Undergraduate Catalog:

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Eastern Michigan University - Coordinated Program in Dietetics General Education Planning Worksheet
The following courses must be completed by all first bachelor's students prior to graduation: Box 3 Name of school if EMU CP prerequisite course Course title and prefix at non-EMU school Approved? (X) By who? other than EMU Check (x) English 121 CTAC 124 Math determined by ACT, placement test, or Transfer DTC 358 (CP program course) US Diversity - not needed for Transfer student Art course Art with different prefix Humanities course Humanities with different prefix Natural Science - CHEM 121/122 (suggested) Natural Science - BIO 105 (suggested) Social Science course Social Science with different prefix Learning Beyond the Classroom
Learning Beyond the Classroom (not applicable for Transfer students)

Prerequisite (s) for EMU's courses

CHEM 117/118 or high school chem and level 3 math


This requirement is fulfilled by the supervised practice experience required of all CP students.

EMU General Education Requirements:

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Eastern Michigan University Coordinated Program in Dietetics Schedule Planning Worksheet

Fall 2011 Winter 2012 Summer I
Summer II

Fall 2012

Winter 2013

Summer I

Summer II

Fall 2013

Winter 2014

Summer I

Summer II

Fall 2014

Winter 2015

Summer I

Summer II

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Sample Scheduling Worksheet

Fall 2011
CHEM 117/118 (4) BIO 105 (4) PSY 101 (3)

Winter 2012
CHEM 121/122 (4) MATH 170 or SOCL 250 (3) DTC 108 (2)

Summer I
CHEM 270 (4)

Summer II
SPMD 269 (3)

Fall 2012
CHEM 351 (4) BIO 328 (3)

Winter 2013
DTC 202 (3) AHPR 200 (1)

Summer I
DTC 251 (4) - 15 wk. course IHHS 260 (3) - 15 wk. course

Summer II

Apply to CP by January 15th, 2012

Fall 2013
Begin Year I of CP if accepted

Winter 2014

Summer I

Summer II

Fall 2014
Begin Year 2 of CP if accepted

Winter 2015

Summer I

Summer II

April graduation for most bach and second bach students

August graduation for most MS-CP students

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EMU Prerequisite Course Tentative Schedule

CHEM 270 CHEM 351 BIO 328 BIO 326 or SPMD 269 MATH 170 or SOCL 250 PSY 101 AHPR 200 IHHS 260 or EDPS 325 DTC 108 DTC 202 DTC 251

FALL campus x x x x x x x x x x x

FALL online

WINTER campus x x x x x x x x x x x

WINTER online

SPRING campus x x x x x x

SPRING online

SUMMER SUMMER campus online

x x x x x x

x x x x x x x x

x x x x x (15 wk course) x x x (15 wk course) x (15 wk course)

x x x x x x

Information reflects course offerings in previous years. Future schedules are subject to change. Student is responsible for verifying current information through

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Eastern Michigan University - Coordinated Program in Dietetics Preapproved Online Prerequisite Alternatives
Course Name EMU Course Equivalent Prerequisite Alternative Colorado Community Colleges CHE 111 General College Chemistry I (5 cr)

General Chemistry

CHEM 121/122

Oregon State University Note: does not accept consortium agreement

Http:// CHEM 121 General Chemistry and CHEM 122 General Chemistry* *Please note that there is no hands-on lab portion of this course. However, CHEM 121 and CHEM 122 at Oregon State University have the equivalent amount of material as CHEM 121/122 at EMU.

Highland Community College

Survey of Organic Chemistry CHEM 220 Elementary Organic Chemistry (3 cr) * Recommended course: Best match to EMUs course, and it does not have a lab component built in as does the course from the University of New England. Either course is acceptable.

CHEM 270

University of New England DPPP 350 Distance Medical Organic Chemistry (4 cr)/ DPPP 350A course without lab is acceptable (3 cr)

Washington State University MBIOLS 303 Introductory Biochemistry (4 cr)

Foundations of Biochemistry

University of New England

CHEM 351 DPPP 368 Distance Medical Biochemistry (4 cr)

Iowa State University* BIOCH 404 Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (3 cr) BIOCH 405 Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (3 cr) *To adequately cover the equivalent breadth of content in our CHEM351 course, students will need to take BIOCH 404 & BIOCH 405.

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Eastern Michigan University Coordinated Program in Dietetics Preapproved Online Prerequisite Alternatives (continued)
Course Name
Introduction to Microbiology Medical Terminology Introductory Statistics Aging to Infancy or Lifespan Human Growth and Development General Psychology Physiology Careers in Nutrition and Dietetics Principles of Nutrition Experimental Foods

EMU Course
BIO 328

Equivalent Prerequisite Alternative

University of New England DPPP 376 Microbiology for Health Professions (4 cr)* This is not a direct equivalent but will meet the requirement for the Dietetics Program. AHPR 200 is offered online every semester MATH 170 is offered online fall, winter, and summer semesters

AHPR 200 SOCL 250 or MATH 170 IHHS 260 Or EDPS 325 PSY 101 SPMD 269 or BIO 326 DTC 108 DTC 202 DTC 251

IHHS 260 is offered online summer semester (15 wk. course)

PSY 101 is offered online fall, winter and summer semesters SPMD 269 is offered summer semester and occasionally fall semester DTC 108 is offered online every semester DTC 202 is offered online fall, winter and summer semester DTC 251 is offered online winter and summer semester (15 wk. course)

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Consortium Agreement Guidelines

A consortium agreement is a written contract between one or more eligible schools, allowing qualifying students to complete courses at different institutions during the same semester for the purpose of completing a degree. The agreement allows a student to register for classes at a HOST SCHOOL and have those credits count toward that students degree here at EMU (the HOME SCHOOL). The consortium agreement is only used for the purposes of financial aid. EMU is the HOME SCHOOL and is where the student must be in a degree-seeking program. EMUs role in the agreement is to administer the financial aid process by certifying the students combined enrollment status and Cost of Attendance for the consortium semester. The Office of Financial Aid at Eastern Michigan University adheres to a strict policy of allowing consortium agreements ONLY for students who are: 1) following a strictly online program of study (i.e., Dietetics) or 2) studying abroad. Unique circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but Eastern WILL NOT participate in a consortium agreement for economic, convenience or scheduling purposes (i.e., taking classes at Michigan community colleges).

1. Students must be in a degree-seeking program at EMU and must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. 2. Each course taken at the HOST SCHOOL must transfer back to EMU as a requirement for that students degree program. 3. Interested students must complete the Consortium Agreement Pre-Application and obtain all required signatures. This is neither the actual agreement nor a guarantee that participation in the agreement will be approved. 4. The Pre-Application must be completed EACH semester for consideration. All consortium agreements expire at the end of the semester. 5. The consortium period will always correspond to EMUs semester schedule:
FallSeptember through December WinterJanuary through April SpringMay through June SummerJuly through August

6. Each institution has its own policy on consortium agreements. EMU has no control over another schools willingness to participate, and to what capacity.
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7. It is expected that the student will establish contact with the HOST SCHOOL representative. Should a student be entered into an official consortium agreement, it is that students responsibility to ensure the host school completes and returns all required paperwork to EMU. 8. Students must make necessary financial arrangements with the HOST SCHOOL to meet that institutions bill due date. EMU will not disburse financial aid early to meet the host school due date. Please be advised of EMUs financial aid disbursement and refund schedule. It is also important to know that processing a consortium agreement from Pre-Application to financial aid disbursement may take several weeks. 9. Students are responsible for having transcripts sent to the Office of Financial Aid for proof of course(s) completion and review of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Failure to submit transcripts will result in a return of financial aid for that semester and will prohibit consortium agreement participation for subsequent semesters. 10. A students budget (Cost of Attendance) for a consortium agreement is based on combined tuition and fees at the HOST and HOME institutions, including allowances for books/supplies, room and board, and other personal expenses as determined by the HOST school. Students taking all online courses, whether Michigan residents or non-Michigan residents, are not entitled to a transportation allowance. 11. A students loan deferment is his/her responsibility. EMU cannot certify enrollment at another institution. The student will need to make contact with all lenders to explore options in regards to deferment prior to and during a planned consortium agreement. 12. All students receiving financial aid are encouraged and expected to closely monitor their my.emich and E-bill accounts. An assumption is made that since you are seeking your degree through Eastern, you are aware of all University policies, important dates/deadlines and using the official EMU communication methods. **Special Note Regarding University of New England: There have been issues in regards to the loose parameters of UNEs start whenever/end whenever online classes. For the purposes of financial aid disbursement at Eastern Michigan University, grades and transcripts must be submitted in a time frame that corresponds to our semesters (see #5 and 9 above). For example, if a student is in a consortium agreement for the Fall semester, EMU will not enter into another agreement for the Winter semester until official transcripts have been received showing successful completion of coursework for the Fall semester.

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Student Name: Student Number: Address: Home Phone: University you plan to attend (Host Institution): Name of Financial Aid contact at Host Institution: Email address of Host Institution contact: Phone number of Host Institution: Fax number of Host Institution: Cell Phone: E Social Security No:

For EMU students requesting to take classes at another institution

Semester you are requesting the Consortium Agreement (Select one of the following semesters): Fall: Winter: Spring: Summer:

Dates of attendance:

(must provide month, day and year)

Requirements for participation in a Consortium Agreement:

1. You must be participating in a study abroad program or a solely on-line program of study. EMU will not participate in a consortium agreement for economic or convenience purposes. Submitting this pre-application does not guarantee approval for the consortium agreement. 2. You must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements: 3. The class(es) you wish to take at another college/university is/are required for your major or minor. Authorization is required by your academic advisor in the department of your major. The host institution must be a Title IV Federal Financial Aid approved school. 4. EMU is responsible for reporting enrollment for EMU courses only. It is the students responsibility to establish contact with all loan lenders to inquire about options for continued loan deferment. 5. You must submit an official transcript within 4 weeks of the end of the semester of the consortium. Failure to submit your transcript will result in the cancellation of the consortium and the aid you received. If your aid is canceled, you are responsible for the charges on your EMU student account. 6. Financial aid cannot be disbursed by EMU more than ten (10) days prior to the start date of the consortium period. I understand that at the end of this semester, I must submit an official transcript to Eastern Michigan University indicating my grade(s) to confirm the successful completion of the course(s) taken. I understand that if I do not submit my official transcript, indicating my grade(s), my aid will be canceled and I will be responsible for the charges.
Student Signature Date

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Your EMU Major:

EMU Minor:

Please describe your reasons for this consortium agreement request:

On this Consortium Agreement, I intend to take the following courses to satisfy EMU major requirements: EMU Major Requirement: (credits = (credits = (credits =
Host Institution Course Equivalencies

) ) )

(credits = (credits = (credits =

) ) )

Advisor Signature



On this Consortium Agreement, I intend to take the following courses to satisfy EMU minor requirements: EMU Minor Requirement: (credits = (credits = (credits = Host University Course Equivalencies (credits = (credits = (credits =

) ) )

) ) )

Advisor Signature



This student is currently in good academic standing. Eastern Michigan University approves the classes indicated above and agrees to accept these as transfer credit, provided that the undergraduate student must earn grades of C or better and graduate students must earn grades of B or better in each course. During the Consortium Program, the student will be considered a student of Eastern Michigan University and will be able to resume her/his studies at EMU upon completion of the Consortium Agreement.

Registrar Signature


**It is expected that the student will establish contact with the host institution representative. Should you be entered into an official consortium agreement, it is your responsibility to ensure the host school completes and returns all required paperwork to EMU.

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Tuition and Fees Outline

The tuition and fees information below is in effect for the Fall 2011 semester. All tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the EMU Board of Regents.

Tuition and Mandatory Fees (per credit hour)

Course Level Resident Non-Resident General Technology Student Tuition Tuition Fee Fee Union Fee

Up to 499 $246.95 500 - 699 $431.95

$727.35 $851.45

$24.40 $24.40

$11.55 $11.55

$3.45 $3.45

Program Fees (per credit hour)

Department Science (Biol, Chem, Comp. Sci., Math, Phys. & Astronomy) Education (All) Health & Human Services (All depts. except Nursing) All other courses not covered above, excluding Military Science Other Fees Department Fee Application Fee, Graduate (online) $25.00 Application Fee, Graduate (paper) $35.00 Application Fee, Undergraduate (online) $20.00 Application Fee, Undergraduate (paper) $30.00 Applied Music Fee (1) $60.00 Credit By Exam one credit hour Foreign Student Insurance (2) $333.00/$999.00 General Education (3) $14.50 Graduation Application $100.00 Independent Learning $20.00 per course Installment Fee $36.00 Lab/Studio Fee (4) $10.00-$75.00 per course Late Add Fee $125.00 Late Payment Fee $40.00 Late Registration $125.00 New Student Fee - Freshmen (6) $300.00 New Student Fee - Transfer (7) $150.00 New Student Fee - Grad/PBC/SB (7) $100.00 Online Course $46.50 per credit hour Payment Plan Fee $32.00 Program Adjustment Fee (5) $13.00 Registration Fee (non-refundable) $46.35 Student Teaching $145.00 Transcript Request $5.00 per copy Traverse City $55.00 per course (1) Music Majors: $60 max. per term for all instruction. Minors and Other Students: $30 per credit hour per term ($60 max. per term). (2) $333 per term for Fall and Winter. $333 for Spring and Summer combined, or $999 annually. (3) Assessed for each 100-level credit hour taken in Mathematics, Communications, English, and Science. (4) Assessed for special lab and studio courses within certain departments. (5) Assessed for each dropped course between the first day of classes and the end of the 100% refund period. (6) The New Student Fee is comprised of the Fast Track, Record Initiation, and Orientation Fees. (7) The New Student Fee is comprised of the Record Initiation and Orientation Fees. 300 - 499 500 - 699 Course Level Course Level $56.00 $49.25 $49.25 $38.50 $65.55 $65.55 $65.55 $65.55


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Eastern Michigan University Coordinated Program in Dietetics Tuition and Cost Estimate for Professional Phase 2011-2012
YEAR 1 Undergraduate Resident Fee Total $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 7,161.55 1,428.25 334.95 92.70 100.05 418.50 3,431.00 707.60 13,674.60 Undergraduate Non-Resident Fee Total 727.35 (1per cr) 49.25 11.55 46.35 3.45 46.5(9 cr) 3,431.00 24.40 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 21,093.15 1,428.25 334.95 92.70 100.05 418.50 3,431.00 707.60 27,606.20 Undergraduate Online Fee Total 246.95 (per cr) 49.25 11.55 46.35 3.45 46.5 (29 cr) N/A 24.40 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 7,161.55 1,428.25 334.95 92.70 100.05 1,348.50 N/A 707.60 11,173.60 Tuition 246.95 (per cr) Program Fee 49.25 (per cr) Technology Fee 11.55 (per cr) Registration Fee 46.35 (per semester) Student Union Fee 3.45 (per cr) Online Course Fee 46.5(per cr[9]) Room and Board 3431.00 (per year) General Fee 24.40 (per cr) TOTAL Graduate Online Fee Total 246.95 (per cr) $ 4,445.10 431.95 (per cr) $ 8,639.00 49.25 (18)/65.55(20) $ 2,197.50 $ 11.55 $ 438.90 $ 46.35 $ 92.70 $ 3.45 $ 131.11 46.5 (38 cr) $ 1,767.00 N/A N/A $ 24.40 $ 927.20 $ 18,638.51 Graduate Online Fee $ 246.95 $ 431.95 49.25(15)/65.55(22) $ 11.55 $ 46.35 $ 3.45 46.50 (37) N/A $ 24.40 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Total 3,704.25 9,502.90 2,180.85 427.35 46.35 127.65 1,720.05 N/A 902.80 18,612.20

$ $ $ $ $ $

$ $ $ $

YEAR 2 Tuition Program Fee Technology Fee Registration Fee Student Union Fee Online Course Fee Room and Board General Fee TOTAL $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Undergraduate Resident Fee Total 246.95 49.25 11.55 46.35 3.45 46.50 (per cr[3]) 3,431.00 24.40 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 6,667.65 1,329.75 311.85 92.70 93.15 139.50 3,431.00 658.80 12,724.40 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Undergraduate Non-Resident Fee Total 727.35 49.25 11.55 46.35 3.45 46.50 3,431.00 24.40 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 19,638.45 1,329.75 311.85 92.70 93.15 139.50 3,431.00 658.80 25,695.20 $ $ $ $ $

Undergraduate Online Fee Total 246.95 49.25 11.55 46.35 3.45 46.50 (27) N/A 24.40 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 6,667.65 1,329.75 311.85 92.70 93.15 1,255.50 N/A 658.80 10,409.40

(1) Based on average of 2 residence halls with double occupancy. Meal plans not included Undergraduate based on 29 credits for YEAR 1, 9 of which are online for on campus students Undergraduate based on 27 credits for YEAR 2, 3 of which are online for on campus students Graduate based on 18 undergrad and 20 graduate credits for YEAR 1 Graduate based on 15 undergraduate and 22 graduate credits for credits for YEAR 2

Students are responsible for reviewing all fees on the EMU Tuition and Fees Outline website: tline.html

updated 11.21.11

Year 1 Year 2 Subtotal Supplemental Costs Total Cost

TOTAL COORDINATED PROGRAM COST Resident Nonresident $ 13,674.60 $ 27,606.20 $ 12,724.40 $ 25,695.20 $ 26,399.00 $ 53,301.40 $ 4,217.75 $ 4,217.75 $ 30,616.75 $ 57,519.15

$ $ $ $ $

Online 11,173.60 10,409.40 21,583.00 4,217.75 25,800.75

$ $ $ $ $

Graduate 18,638.51 18,612.85 37,251.36 4,217.75 41,469.11

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Coordinated Program in Dietetics Estimated Supplemental Costs

Personal health insurance coverage Physical exam and vaccinations Flu shot CPR/AED Adult and Child plus First Aid Background check Drug testing Fingerprinting Books (two year total) Transportation and parking Presentation supplies Computer/video camera usage Lab coat $35/coat Name badge Non-slip shoes Annual ADA student membership Annual EMU Student Dietetic Assoc membership Annual District (local) Dietetic Assoc membership FNCE Annual Conference attendance Review course prior to Registration Examination Application for Registration Examination Total Estimate for 2 yr CP/MS-CP program

Required (cost varies by plan) Required (cost varies by health insurance, see CPD application for requirements) $60.00 Average is $30/year Red Cross Professional Rescuer course or similar courses through American Heart Association $85.00 (average cost is $70-$100 for 2/3yr certification depending on location) $72.00 $40.00 May be required for some students based on supervised practice location $50.00 May be required for some students based on supervised practice location $2,000.00 Varies by purchase method/location $200.00 Varies by location $80.00 $800.00 Includes estimate of Internet connection costs $70.00 Most students prefer 2 lab coats (costs vary) $10.75 Online students add $1.95 for shipping $50.00 Required for supervised practice (costs vary) $100.00 Membership is $50/year $20.00 Membership is $10/year (optional for online students) Fees average $5-$20 per year (requirement waived for those living in one of 16 states without $30.00 district associations) OPTIONAL (costs vary) $350.00 Costs vary (optional but highly recommended) $200.00 Following completion of CP and reception of verification statement $4,217.75 Includes review course and Registration Examination for Dietitians application fee

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Scholarship Information
There are several specific scholarships available to students who are accepted into the EMU CP. This information will be provided to all program students at the appropriate time, usually in the winter semester. As additional scholarships become known to the program director, students will be notified via email. 1. EMU Academic Scholarships 2. American Dietetic Association The ADA Foundation awards over $200,000 in scholarships each year. 3. Michigan Dietetic Association Scholarships are available to Michigan residents. Students should check with their state and local dietetic associations for additional scholarship resources:

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Directions for Securing Online Preceptors for Your First Year in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ! Students are responsible for locating, contacting, and securing all preceptors. In the event you have exhausted ALL possibilities and are still unsuccessful in securing preceptors, contact the Dietetics Clinical Coordinator for consultation. DO NOT assume you can locate all preceptors within close vicinity of your home. In fact, our on-campus students drive up to 2 hours one way. 1. Carefully read through ALL of the documents listed below and in the application packet. The documents include: Supervised Practice Experience Descriptions Supervised Practice Experience Facility Form Preceptor Agreement Form Potential Preceptor Letter Preceptor Handbook found on the Dietetics online website 2. Make several copies of all the above listed documents. You need to take all of them with you when you meet with potential preceptors. 3. You need a total of 4 preceptors for your first year in the program. There are some facilities and/or preceptors that may be able to accommodate more than one of these experiences. For example, a medical center or large hospital may be able to provide DTC 331 or 531(Nutrition Therapy I) and 351 or 551 (Food Systems I), although most likely with a different preceptor working in those areas of the food and nutrition services department. They may even have an outpatient clinic and/or a long term care facility or unit that could provide part or all of your DTC 371 or 571 (Nutrition Therapy II) experience. 4. Here is a brief summary of needed preceptors for the first year, per the descriptions document referred to in #1. Please use this list to organize your Summary Page in your Application Notebook. First Fall: 1 preceptor for DTC 331 or 531-Nutrition Therapy I 1 preceptor for DTC 351 or 551-Food Systems Management I First Winter: 2 preceptors for DTC 371 or 571-Nutrition Therapy II (1 for Long Term Care and 1 for Outpatient)

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5. The Supervised Practice Experience Form and the Preceptor Agreement Form must be completed for all 4 preceptors for the first year. This means a total of 8 forms, unless you are at the same facility for more than one experience. If different preceptors are supervising each course at the same facility, you still need the preceptor agreement form for each person or lead person (such as a chief clinical dietitian). Completing these forms correctly is critical to setting up your supervised practice experiences. It is your responsibility to ensure that all forms are filled out completely. IMPORTANT: Application packets that do not contain both preceptor forms for all 4 field experiences (with the 3-digit EMU course code specified), will not be considered for admission. This means, one set of forms for DTC 331or 531, one set for DTC 351 or 551 and two sets for DTC 371 or 571. 6. Helpful Information for Securing Potential Preceptors: We are not an internship program, we are a coordinated program in dietetics and the preceptor experiences are correctly referred to as Supervised Practice Experiences, not internships. Your Supervised Practice Experiences are not shadowing, mentoring or work studies and should never be referred to as such. The correct terminology needs to be used when meeting with potential preceptors. Your preceptors must be Registered Dietitians and will need to attach a copy of their CDR (dietetic registration) card or resume to the preceptor forms. In some cases, as in Food Systems Management Experiences (DTC 351/551), the qualified individual in a management position may be a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM), hold a related college degree or chefs training certificate. This person would be acceptable as a qualified preceptor. To find potential preceptors, view the American Dietetic Association website; the direct link to the Find a Nutrition Professional page is: Check online or in your local phone directory for a list of healthcare facilities and school districts (DTC 351/551). Join your district (local) dietetic association now. It is a great way to meet Registered Dietitians and begin the networking process that will benefit your future career. The most successful students do this early and find the process of obtaining preceptor commitments much easier. Once you have a list of facilities, with addresses, phone numbers and contact persons, begin setting up appointments with each one. You will need to call each facility and ask to speak with the food/nutrition services director if you only have a facility name to start with. Speak personally by phone first and first determine whether that person and site is willing to consider having a student. Many RDs enjoy doing this and view it as an investment in the future of their profession. Go to each appointment dressed professionally, with copies of the documents listed in #1 in hand and a positive attitude. Regardless of the outcome, thank each
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person for the meeting and follow-up with a brief thank-you note. Perhaps they would be willing to precept in your second year if you make a good impression. Sometimes a no really means not right now and simply means the timing is not good then for accommodating a student. When a preceptor agrees to provide the experience, leave them a copy of the letter from the EMU Dietetics Clinical Coordinator, the Supervised Practice Experience Descriptions, the Preceptor Handbook, as well as the Supervised Practice Facility Form and Preceptor Agreement Form. Ask them to complete these 2 preceptor forms with the EMU course numbers designated and return them to you. Set up an appointment to return and pick up the forms or bring a self-addressed and stamped envelope to give the preceptor. If your potential preceptors have questions, please direct them to contact the EMU Dietetics Clinical Coordinator per the letter you have given them.
When selecting preceptors/sites, students are not to choose places where they have been or currently are employed. The learning experience may be compromised by the facility staffs perception of the student as an employee, not a student. Under no circumstances are students to be paid for any Supervised Practice Experience hours. Students are not to choose sites where friends and family are employed. This may interfere with the preceptors ability to fairly assess student performance.

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Eastern Michigan University Online Coordinated Program in Dietetics Supervised Practice Experience Descriptions
All Preceptor Forms for First Year Fall and Winter are due with the Application Notebook by January 15 th of each year, for the following Fall admission consideration. FIRST YEAR-FALL

First Fall Semester-ONLINE DTC 331/531 Nutrition Therapy I Experience - 104 hours Acute-care hospital/medical center 11 eight-hour (88 hrs.) experiences at site + 16 hours simulation (online lessons provided by EMU instructor) = 104 hrs. The emphasis is on nutrition assessment, utilizing a review of systems approach. Acute care involves short-term medical treatment, usually in a hospital, for patients having an acute illness or injury or recovering from surgery. The didactic coursework and supporting information provided in the online courses will be the foundation you will build upon for the next 3 semesters. The supervised practice experience is your opportunity to practice the skills you will learn, under the guidance of your preceptor. By the end of this first semester you will be able to complete basic patient nutrition assessments. The first 2 weeks of Fall semester consist of 16 hours of online lessons/simulation provided by your EMU instructor. This prepares you for the experience. This experience is to be scheduled between preceptor and student to begin in mid-September and completed by last day of classes (See EMU academic calendar). A pace of one day per week is preferred, to match the didactic lesson plans. Your instructor will provide specifics.

DTC 351/551 Food Systems Management - 216 hours (192 + 24 = 216) Food Service facility 24 eight-hour experiences (192 hours) The emphasis in this experience course is on the basic components of operating a noncommercial quantity food service facility. Appropriate choices include; an acute care hospital or medical center, a long term care facility (nursing home, skilled nursing facility/unit,

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assisted living with meal services, an inpatient rehabilitation center), a school system, and a college or university food and dining service.

Field Trips 3 8 hour field trips (24 hours) Your preceptor can assist you in finding opportunities for field trips. They do not need to accompany you; however it is helpful to gain their insight by discussing what you saw. Select 3 field trip choices from this list; Food distributors such as Gordon Food Service or Sysco, etc. hold annual or semi-annual vendor food shows for their customers to try and taste their products. Your DTC 351 preceptor most likely purchases the majority of their food, disposables, tabletop and small equipment from one major distributor and would know where their shows are held. They may be able to get you admission. Other options include a state restaurant show, touring a food distribution center such as GFS or Sysco, a FNCE meeting related to food systems (2 sessions), a state dietetics assoc. mtg., a local dietetics assoc. sponsored seminar/conference, touring a cook-chill or central kitchen facility, a food manufacturer facility tour, touring a fresh produce processing/packaging plant/facility, touring a meat processing plant or touring a facility type different from where student is completing their DTC 351/551 Experience. Please check with your DTC 351/551 EMU Instructor if you are unsure about what is a suitable field trip choice. Field trips must take place within the EMU Fall Semester dates, NOT prior to or after.


First Winter Semester-ONLINE DTC 371/571 Nutrition Therapy II Experience - 208 hours total Long Term Care Facility - 13 eight-hour experiences (104 hours) Outpatient Facility - 13 eight-hour experiences (104 hours) The supervised practice experience hours are equally divided between the long-term care and outpatient counseling environments. It is best to complete one type of experience for the first half of the semester and then complete the other in the same manner. It does not matter whether outpatient or long term care is scheduled first. Scheduling the experiences

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to take place approximately 2 days a week matches the pace of the didactic curriculum. This can vary if needed. Outpatient: Preceptors working in outpatient diabetes and weight management will be most effective in helping the student to achieve the competencies connected with the outpatient facility practice experience. Other opportunities may be found in cardiac rehabilitation, cancer treatment and other outpatient counseling services associated with hospitals/medical centers or doctors office practices. Renal (kidney) dialysis centers are NOT ALLOWED, as this type of outpatient work is advanced practice that the first year student is not ready for. Long Term Care: Preceptors working in nursing homes (or long term care communities that have skilled nursing facilities) would have the client base to help the student achieve the competencies. Some Registered Dietitians in private practice specialize in providing services to long term care facilities and may be a potential preceptor for this experience. An RD must be present at the facility to supervise the student. If the facility only has an RD consultant once a month, it would NOT be a suitable site.

All Preceptor Forms for Second Year Fall and Winter are due to the Dietetics Clinical Coordinator no later than February 1st of the first year students are in the program.


S econd Fall Semester-ONLINE DTC 431/631 Nutrition Therapy III Experience (Community Based) - 224 hours (Three preceptors needed PLUS four single day experiences)

Three Preceptors Needed:

1) WIC Women, Infant and Children Clinic (40 hours total) 2) Specialty Experience (96 hours total)-The student selects the area of practice for the specialty experience, based on their interest in a particular area of the dietetics field. Some areas the students have enjoyed completing this in include; eating disorders, sports nutrition, renal dialysis, long term care (furthering what they learned in DTC 371), acute care clinical (furthering their skills in preparation for DTC 471), food systems, private practice/entrepreneur (adding additional time to the private
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practice experience see below within this semester to further skills in this area), grant funded programs for nutrition education in school systems, nutrition research, WIC (adding additional time to the WIC experience see above- within this semester to further skills in this area) 3) Private Practice (56 hours total)

Single Day Experiences: Preceptor forms and affiliation agreements are NOT needed for these:
Elementary School (one day - 8 hours) Middle School or High School (one day - 8 hours) Senior Nutrition Center or Congregate Meal Site (one day - 8 hours) Health Fair (one day - 8 hours)


Second Winter Semester-ONLINE DTC 451/651 Food Systems Management II Experience- 128 hours Food Service Facility (Must be a different site from first year DTC 351, we recommend a different type as well. Example; public or private school system with school lunch food service, university/college dining services, hospital or healthcare site, long term care facility, etc.) - 4 weeks @ 32 hours/wk. is the suggested schedule. which mirrors our on-campus program. DTC 471/671 Nutrition Therapy IV Experience- 320 hours Acute Care Hospital (providing experiences in Enteral Feeding, Parenteral Nutrition, Renal, Liver, Intensive Care) - 10 weeks @ 32 hours/wk. is the suggested schedule. which mirrors our on-campus program. This experience is intensive. You will present an actual in-depth patient case study to your preceptor(s). If your First Fall semester DTC 331/531 experience site can provide a variety of patient types and acuity levels, it works well to request of your preceptor to return for this final semester experience. Larger medical/surgical facilities are preferred. Please discuss

any questions on choosing sites for this last semester with the Dietetics Clinical Coordinator.

The Supervised Practice Experience hours for this last semester are the most demanding of the entire program. In addition, you still have intensive didactic coursework. We recommend you plan for this semester carefully and have this program take first priority
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over jobs and other commitments. Ideally, if you can manage not having an outside job, it is best. You must fully focus to prepare yourself for passage of the RD exam after graduation and being ready to seek an entry-level position. Current Supervised Practice Experience Hours for Online and On-Campus Programs Totals by Content Areas Nutrition Therapy: DTC 331: 104 DTC 371: 208 DTC 471: 320 Total: 632 hours

Community: DTC 431: 224 Total: 224 hours Food Systems: DTC 351: 216 DTC 451: 128 Total: 344 hours Program Total Hours: 632+224+344 = 1200

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Supervised Practice Experience FAQ

What will my typical weekly schedule be like, once I am accepted into the Coordinated Program? Will I be able to work an outside job? If you are accepted as an On-Campus student, in Fall and Winter semester the full day of didactic classes is on Fridays. Supervised Practice Experience Courses (SPEs) are the days you are at your experience sites with Registered Dietitian preceptors, working on accomplishing specific competencies. For any SPE Course day, your 8 hours (plus lunch) will vary according to the hours your preceptor wants you to work with them. It may involve early mornings or evenings. (The hours listed in course registration are just examples of a typical day.) Here is a breakdown by semester: First Fall: Three days per week of SPE's. One day is DTC 331 and 2 days are DTC 351. Students do not choose which days, we place them in groupings. Three days plus Friday classes means students have one weekday "off". Holding a part time outside job is possible. First Winter: Two days per week of SPE's for DTC 371, Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday. We offer the students a choice of which group they want to be in. (Whatever group the students are in will be the same for the Second Fall.) 2 days plus Friday classes means students have 2 weekdays "off". Holding a part time outside job is possible. First Spring (Extended 10 weeks): Students have one online intensive didactic class. Holding a part time outside job is possible. Second Fall: Two days a week of SPE's for DTC 431, Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday - same groupings as last Winter. 2 days plus Friday classes means students usually have 2 weekdays "off". However, there are 4 additional single day educational programs, i.e. Saturday health fair and weekday school programs, etc. that are required, plus 1-3 special days with the instructor. Advance notice is given for these, resulting in some weeks having 3 days of SPE's. This is an intensive semester, with lots of homework. Outside part time jobs should be a minimum amount of hours, if any. Second Winter: Four days a week (Monday thru Thursday) of SPE's for DTC 471 and DTC 451, plus Friday classes. This is an intensive semester, with lots of homework. Outside jobs are not recommended. This is your semester to prepare for the RD exam! In every semester, your SPE instructors may have 1 or 2 additional days (on ANY weekday) that they need the whole class to meet for orientations, mid-semester meetings/reviews, field trips, etc. Students are given advance notice of this. If you are accepted as an Online student, your schedule will vary. You have the same courses and requirements as the On-Campus cohort. The difference is your didactic coursework is online and you work out your SPE course schedules directly with your preceptors each semester. They must take place with the semester first day of classes and last day of classes on the University academic calendar for that semester. See the EMU website for these dates. The On-Campus schedule (above) is a good suggested guideline to plan for each semester. 38 EMU-CP Information Packet 12.6.2011

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What do I do next?

Still have questions? Did you review the entire information packet and all information on the EMU Dietetics website? Please use the following resources:

Undergraduate CP Information CHHS Advising or 734-487-0918 MS-CP Information MS-CP Intent Advisor and Dietetics Program Director - Lydia Kret, MS RD Supervised Practice Experience Information Clinical Coordinator - Diane Reynolds, RD Financial Aid Information or 734-487-0455 Admissions Information or 734-487-3060

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