Educational and Professional Requirements
To become qualified as a Registered Dietitian (RD), you must meet the following requirements:
Enroll in a CADE/
ADA accredited didactic program in dietetics ( DPD)
DPD program and obtain a bachelor’s degree in dietetics with the verification statement
Apply to a CADE/ADA-accredited dietetic internship (DI)
Complete the DI program and receive the verification statement
Apply for registration eligibility with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (
Receive a passing score on the national registration examination for dietitians administered by CDR
Maintain R.D. credentials by completing continuing professional educational requirements
American Dietetic Association. “Educational and Professional Requirements” Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education ( CADE) of The American Dietetic Association ( ADA).
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Strong Story | Chris Newport
Chris Newport, ’11, earned her Master of Science in Nutrition at Meredith College after completing Meredith's Dietetic Internship program and becoming a Registered Dietitian. As the owner of a sports nutrition and endurance coaching company, Chris pursued her master’s degree in order to more effectively serve her clients and help them reach their fitness goals.
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