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Dietetics Program

The undergraduate dietetics programs at Utah State University are offered as in-person, face-to-face programs. The credentialing agency, 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 program at Utah State University are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program after graduation.

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, The CPD program at Utah State University is in process of transitioning to a masters-level program in preparation for this change.

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN please click here. For details about the Utah State University programs in dietetics, review the information below prior to beginning the application process. 

Didactic (DPD) vs Coordinated (CPD)

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Pre-Dietetics Handbook

Prerequisites and program application information.


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Dietetics Handbook

Detailed information on the program, accreditation, costs, financial aid, course schedule, and graduation requirements.
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Begin Application

If you have met the requirements and are ready to begin the application process, click the link below.

Application Process