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Pathway to Become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
This is the first step leading to certification as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN or RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Students complete the next step for the RDN/RD credential after the Bachelor of Science degree through a dietetic internship (a supervised practice program) also accredited by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Admission to a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship is very competitive. Grade point average (GPA), work, volunteer and leadership experiences and references are important factors for admission.
Beginning January 1, 2024, Entry level registration education requirements to become an RDN (i.e., take the credentialing exam) will be a minimum of GRADUATE degree (e.g., M.S. M.B.A., etc.).
Upon completion of an accredited dietetic internship, students are eligible to sit for the CDR RDN credentialing exam.