Nutrition Sciences Student Handbook

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The Nutrition Science Pre-Dietetics major is an ACEND accredited DPD program.  Contact information for ACEND is:

  • Phone: 800-877-1600, ext. 5400
  • Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza
    Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995

Important Information for Current and Prospective Students:

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). : Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited DPD at Baylor University are eligible to apply to any ACEND-accredited supervised practice program/apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN. In the following states, graduates of ACEND-accredited supervised practice programs who become RDNs must also obtain licensure to practice.