Dietetics Admissions & Applications
4+1 FastTrack Dietetics B.S./Health Promotion Sciences M.S. Admissions
The 4+1 FastTrack Dietetics program is a competitive program open to students in their junior and senior years who have met the general admission or guaranteed admissions requirements. Students apply in February of their sophomore year for entry the following fall.
General Admission Requirements
The admissions committee will be looking for the following when evaluating your application:
- Completion of all prerequisite coursework by the beginning of fall semester of your junior year
- General Chemistry (CHEM 1127Q & CHEM 1128Q - or - CHEM 1124Q & CHEM 1125Q)
- Organic Chemistry (CHEM 2241 - or - CHEM 2443 & CHEM 2444)
- Biochemistry (MCB 2000)
- Principles of Biology (BIO 1107)
- Statistics (STAT 1000Q - or - STAT 1100Q)
- Fundamentals of Nutrition (NUSC 1165)
- Food, Culture, and Society (NUSC 1167)
- Human Physiology and Anatomy (PNB 2264 & PNB 2265)\
- One course in Psychology or Sociology
- Nutrition and Human Development (NUSC 2200)
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is considered competitive
- Clarity of written communication
- Quality of references
- Completion of all general education requirements
- Completion of one W course and one E course
In addition to these prerequisites, specific graduation requirements for all University students may be found in the University’s catalog.
Guaranteed Admission Criteria
In order to qualify for Guaranteed Admission to the 4+1 FastTrack Dietetics program, a student must meet all of the following:
- Enter UConn as a freshman
- Apply to 4+1 FastTrack Dietetics program within two years of freshman admission
- Complete three successive semesters of full-time study of required UConn coursework
- Maintain overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Meet all General Admission Requirements (above) and submit program application by the deadline
UConn students who do not meet the Guaranteed Admission criteria will be reviewed competitively and on a space-available basis.
I’m coming in as a freshman and plan to apply to the 4+1 FastTrack Dietetics program. What major should I declare?
Students who enter UConn as freshmen with the intention of applying to the 4+1 FastTrack Dietetics program may declare any related major. However, we highly recommend declaring the Allied Health Sciences major to allow for advising within the Department. You'll spend your freshman and sophomore years completing prerequisite courses before applying for the 4+1 FastTrack Dietetics program to begin your junior year.
I’m an undergraduate student and plan to transfer to UConn. How will my application be reviewed?
Because of limited space in the program, preference is given to current UConn students. Transfer applicants will be reviewed on a space-available basis according to general admission requirements. Transfer students must meet all pre-requisite program requirements.
Do you accept international students?
Yes! If you're an international student interested in majoring in Dietetics, you'll follow UConn's international admissions procedures and work with International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) to coordinate your admission and any necessary visas. Once admitted to the University, you'll follow the same procedures for applying into the Coordinated Program as domestic students.
Are there any requirements for Dietetics experience prior to admission?
No. However, it is highly recommended that you visit a variety of work settings where dietitians practice (e.g. acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, school food service programs, etc.) and/or talk to individuals working in the field. This will give you a better idea of what to expect as you proceed through the program and determine whether Dietetics is the right program for you.
Applying to Dietetics Programs
4+1 FastTrack Dietetics Program Application Information
Application Deadline: February 1
Required Application Components:
- Dietetics Supplemental Application
- Personal Statement (see application for instructions)
- Two letters of recommendation using supplied form (Note: We recommended that you ask your recommenders to use this submission link alliedhealth.uconn.edu/apply/dietetics/letter-submission/)
- Unofficial UConn Transcript (access through Student Admin)
- Official Transcript(s) for any non-UConn institution attended
Admissions Decisions: Communicated in mid-March
All application materials become the property of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and cannot be returned to you after submission. Please keep copies of application materials for your own records as needed/where possible.
Submission Instructions for all Applications: For any application materials that need to be submitted directly to the Department of Allied Health Sciences, you may submit them in person, by mail, or via email.
If submitting in person:
Department of Allied Health Sciences
Koons Hall, Room 228
Business Hours: 8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M. (Monday-Friday)
If mailing some or all components:
Department of Allied Health Sciences
University of Connecticut
358 Mansfield Rd. U-1101
Storrs, CT 06269