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BS Dietetics/DPD

You're our mission:

  • Educate individuals through didactic and practical experiences in food and nutrition
  • Develop visionary and competent graduates who will be prepared for supervised practice, leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist

Hot Job Market for RDNs

The stereotype of the RDN in a hairnet in the hospital kitchen reflects a minority of contemporary roles for these professionals. Today, opportunities span multiple sectors. RDNs work in healthcare facilities, community and public health settings, corporate wellness programs, pharmaceutical companies, food and nutrition-related businesses and industries, and professional sports programs. With this expanded scope of practice, the job market for RDNs is thriving. 

ISU BS/DPD is Accredited Through 12/31/2026

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) requires a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the ACEND:

Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics (ACEND)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(312) 899-0040 ext 5400, www.eatright.org

Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited DPD at ISU are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program. ISU offers an accredited combined MS/Dietetic Internship.

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. Find out more information about state licensure requirements. For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN.

One Hispanic and one Caucasian BS in Dietetics students doing food demos at ISU 2024 Health Fair

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