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How to Become a Registered Dietitian

The UNH bachelor’s program in nutrition and dietetics provides the background that allows you to gain a nutrition credential to enter the challenging field of nutrition and dietetics. To become as a Registered Dietitian (RD), you must:

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from an accredited Didactic Program in nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Gain acceptance and successfully complete supervised practice in an accredited, post-graduate dietetic internship program located throughout the country.
  • Successfully pass the national registration exam administered by Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
  • Maintain Professional education requirements.

Once you complete all of the above, you will be credentialed as an RD. This credential is the only nationally recognized credential allowing individuals to practice throughout the United States.

For more information visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics webpage.