Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: 800-877-1600 ext. 5400
The Missouri State University Dietetic Internship Certificate Program has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Questions regarding dietetics education may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information also is available on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.
CDR's Master's Degree Requirement
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. 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 Dietetic Internship program at Missouri State University are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.
In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information visit CDR's state licensure requirements web page.
For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN visit ACEND's information for students web page.