Becoming A Registered Dietitian

  1. Complete a minimum of a bachelor's degree at a US regionally accredited university or college including course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  2. Complete an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program and receive a Verification Statement. The accredited supervised practice program can beĀ 
    • combined with undergraduate or graduate studies through a Coordinated Program OR
    • through a Post-Baccalaureate Dietetic Internship at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation
  3. Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has accredited both Nutrition and Dietetics (Didactic Program in Dietetics) and Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Framingham State University.