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Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

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

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. 

  • 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)

  • Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited DPD at ISU are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program.
  • In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements click here.
  • For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN click here.

Program Overview

Goals and Objectives

Degree Plan and Schedule

Financial Information

DPD Calendar

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Idaho State University’s 
Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics of the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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