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"I had so much support from my professors to pursue my goals and dreams," said Brianne Brathwaite '15, '18 M.S., a registered dietician and the founder of E.A.T. for Success. "They not only took the time to support me academically but also emotionally. They have molded me into becoming an innovative professional."
Program Mission: To produce graduates who are competent, caring Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who remain active in the practice, by providing innovative, inter-professional, student centered education with a focus on experiential education, and with an emphasis on lifelong learning.
The Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences program provides a curriculum and supervised experiences that are designed to fulfill required competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics under the Future Education Model (FEM) accreditation. Successful completion of the program results in a Verification Statement from the Program Director authorizing eligibility to sit for the national registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Successful passage of this exam confers the title Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
The University of New Haven Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This program integrates the didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning to provide a competency based education that provides graduates eligibility to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and be prepared for practice.
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 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). In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship program at the University of New Haven are eligible to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.
For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN please click here.
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