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Do you want to become a registered dietitian (R.D.)?

If the answer is YES, there are THREE STEPS you must fulfill:

  1. Successful completion of a series of courses called the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) approved by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Completion of these courses enables you to be eligible to apply for admission to a Dietetic Internship Program.
  2. Successful completion of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics-approved Dietetic Internship Program. Dietetic Internship Programs consist of 1,200 or more hours of supervised practice in the nutrition field.
  3. Successful completion of the Dietetic Registration Exam administered by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Become a Registered Dietitian