Requirements

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST (RDN)

To become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), you must first complete an accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD), such as our dietetics program from which you earn a minimum of a bachelor's degree. Successful completion of a DPD undergraduate program also provides you with the necessary verification statement. This allows you to apply to our accredited Dietetic Internship program. Upon successful completion of the UWGB Dietetic Internship, graduates receive a Verification Statement of Dietetic Internship Completion, and are then eligible to take the Registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DIETETIC INTERNSHIP

For selection into the Internship, applicants must have:

  • A Baccalaureate or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with verification of completion of a ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and 3.0 for professional courses (4.0 basis); recommended science grades of a C or better.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English; a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (for the PAPER exam) or 71 (for the INTERNET exam) or better AND/OR English Proficiency (IELTDS) score of 6 or better (International students only). If using the IELTS to demonstrate English proficiency, please upload your official scores to DICAS.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability (as evidenced by the letters of recommendations and personal letter):
    1. to work effectively as a member of a team, as well as team leader
    2. to be a self-directed and independent learner, and
    3. to be flexible and enthusiastic.
  • Work and/or volunteer experience related to health care, community and/or food service encouraged.
  • GRE, not required, but strongly recommended for all applicants. Upload as supplemental document on DICAS.