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What are some additional resources that may be useful?

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Commission on Dietetics Registration United States Bureau of Labor Statistics National Center on Health Education Credentialing International Board Certified Lactation Counselor Certified Lactation Counselor Certified Dietary Manager, … Continue reading

What is the Dietetic Technician Registered and how do I become one?

Dietetic Technicians Registered (DTR) are food and nutrition professionals that have either completed an accredited DTR program and passed the national Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians, or have a four-year degree from an accredited DPD (Health Science Nutrition Option) program … Continue reading

What is the national Registration Examination for Dietitians?

This is the final step to becoming a Registered Dietitian. The Commission on Dietetic Registration administers the national examination and credentials dietitians. Once the student has successfully completed both the DPD coursework and the dietetic internship component, he or she … Continue reading

What is a dietetic internship?

The dietetic internship is a post-baccalaureate program that provides a minimum of 1,200 hours of supervised practice in dietetics. The cost of these programs varies but the student can expect to spend the equivalent to a year of college on … Continue reading

Do I have to take the Verification Statement Examination to get my degree?

Your B.S. degree in Health Science/Nutrition Option does not require that you take and pass the KSC Verification Statement Examination. The Verification Statement Examination is a requirement for the DPD Verification Statement only, which is what is needed to qualify … Continue reading

Will I be a registered dietitian after finishing my B.S. degree at KSC?

No. To become an RD you must earn a DPD Verification Statement by passing the KSC Verification Statement Examination, and apply for and be accepted into a dietetic internship. After completing the dietetic internship, you then must pass the Registration … Continue reading

What are examples of certifications that do not require an RD?

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES): National Center on Health Education Credentialing Certified Personal Trainer: American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) CPR and First Aid: American Red Cross … Continue reading

What are some examples of jobs for non-RDs?

There are a variety of employment options, however, some may require additional training or education. Some examples include: Media Writer (medical/technical) Health speaker Author (magazines, books, cookbooks) Food critic Hospital Setting Diet technician Nutrition assistant Dietary aide Counseling Nutrition educator … Continue reading

If I am unsure about becoming a Registered Dietitian, can I still major in Health Science/Nutrition Option?

There are a number of career options for those who complete the program and are not certain that they want to become a Registered Dietitian. Link to the examples of non-RD jobs Job shadowing is a great way to identify … Continue reading

What are examples of specialty certifications for Registered Dietitians?

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) offers the board-certified specialist designation in: Gerontological Nutrition (CSG) Sports Dietetics (CSSD) Pediatric Nutrition (CSP) Renal Nutrition (CSR) Oncology Nutrition (CSO) Visit for more information. The Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) certification is offered … Continue reading