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    The Path to Becoming a Registered Dietitian

    There are three essential steps to becoming credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

    They are:

    The CUNY School of Public Health offers a Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program.

    Further information about our programs can be found on these pages.

    “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 the CUNY School of Public Health are eligible 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 about state licensure requirements click here.

    For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN click here.”