The dietetics program within the Division of Food and Nutrition Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students who complete the concentration qualify to sit for a national exam to become a dietetic technician, registered (DTR). Students are prepared to enter an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program and graduate programs to become registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) or combine program such as Ohio’s MSDI.
Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR’s Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR’s website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is the accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists or nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered.
Their Website is: https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend
They can be contacted by email, ACEND@eatright.org;
Or by Phone, 1.800.877.1600 x 5400;
Or by Mail, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.