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M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship

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Video: About the MS/DI Program

The combined M.S. in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship Program (MS/DI) is completed in 38 credits. Accepted students complete 20 hours of online M.S. in Nutrition coursework and 18 credits of Dietetic Internship (DI) program-specific coursework, which includes a minimum of 1,200 hours of supervised practice.

Students who successfully complete the program receive a M.S. in Nutrition and a verification statement of program completion. They are then eligible to take the National Registration Examination for Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists (RD/RDN).

The program offers a choice of concentrations with separate match codes, Entrepreneurial Nutrition Practice (code 418) or Community and Public Health Nutrition (code 134). Students can apply to one or both of the concentrations.

Interested? Learn more about the Dietetic Internship Application process.

M.S. in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship

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  • Sunday, January 9, 2022 | 1-3:30 p.m.
    Henderson Hall 149

CDR Credentialing

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).

As of January 13, 2021, graduates must also obtain licensure to practice in New Jersey. Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited dietetic internship through the Combined Master's in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship program at Saint Elizabeth University are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

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