Become a Military Dietitian
The U.S. Military-Baylor Graduate Program in Nutrition students serve as active duty officers in the Army while pursuing their dietitian eligibility. Graduates from this ACEND accredited program meet requirements for the Commission on Dietetic Registration exam.
The Graduate Program of Nutrition is a two-phased, degree-producing program.
Competency -Based Education Program Benefits
The U.S. Military-Baylor Master's Program in Nutrition (MPN) is a Future Education Model (FEM) program.
One of the advantages of Competency-Base Education (CBE) is that it fosters work readiness. In the FEM Accreditation Standards, the curriculum is developed based upon ACEND competencies and respective performance indicators, which are clearly defined based on desired behaviors and required job skills.
Employers recognize potential value in job applicants who study using CBE since it aligns academics with the skills they seek in their employees.
CBE training is engaging because the education includes both classroom learning and supervised experiential learning (SEL) at the same time. Therefore, CBE makes content more relevant and helps students make connections more quickly between theory and practice. The integration of practical skills with didactic knowledge also allows for greater retention of those skills.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist process and requirements, to include education, SEL, passage of the RDN credentialing exam and state certification/licensure, and how our program fits into the process.
Already a Registered Dietitian? Eligibility?
The standard route to becoming a military dietitian is through the U.S. Military-Baylor Master's Program in Nutrition. Occasionally, individuals who are already registered dietitians can enter the military as a direct commission.
Individuals who are registered dietitians are NOT eligible for the MPN.
If you are a Registered Dietitian and wish to serve in the U.S. Army, contact a Army healthcare recruiter to learn more. Direct commission/Accession allows leaders in professional fields to become Army Officers immediately, providing that you have the expertise and special skills required.
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