State Requirements for Nutrition and Dietitian Fields

Registered Dietitian Schools Approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). View Nutrition Programs Here.




Alabama


Alaska

  • Coordinated Programs in Dietetics (CP) - CP Programs provide both undergraduate courses and internships to fulfill the CDR’s requirements for licensing as a registered dietitian in Alaska. Currently, no CP programs in dietetics are offered at this time.
  • Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD) – DPD Programs offer undergraduate courses that lead to a bachelor’s degree. After completion of the DPD, you must still fulfill the internship requirement. DPD programs in Alaska are:

Arizona

  • Coordinated Programs in Dietetics (CP) – These programs combine coursework and an internship and fulfill all of the CDR’s mandates to become a Registered Dietitian. Unfortunately, there are currently no CP programs in Arizona.
  • Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD) – These programs provide coursework that leads to an undergraduate or graduate degree. Once the DPD is completed, you must still complete an internship. In Arizona, DPD programs include:

ACEND-Accredited Programs Leading to Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) in Arizona:


Akansas

ACEND-Accredited Programs Leading to Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) in Arkansas:


California


Colorado


Connecticut

ACEND-Accredited Programs Leading to Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) in Connecticut:


Delaware

  • Coordinated Programs in Dietetics (CP) - CP programs fulfill the CDR’s educational and internship requirements. Currently, there are no CPs offered in Delaware.
  • Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD)-DP programs fulfill the CDR’s educational requirement only, and students must complete an internship afterwards. In Delaware, they include:

District of Columbia

  • Coordinated Programs in Dietetics (CP) - satisfy the CDR’s educational and internship prerequisites for registration. In DC, they include:
  • Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD)-satisfy the CDR’s educational prerequisite only—you must still complete an internship afterwards. In DC, they include:

Florida

ACEND-Accredited Programs Leading to Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) in Florida:


Georgia


Hawaii

  • Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD)-A Didactic Program in Dietetics offers coursework that fulfills the educational requirement of the CDR and Hawaii. After completion of coursework in food,  nutrition and dietetics, you must still take an internship to fulfill the experience requirements.  There is currently one DPD in Hawaii:

Idaho

  • Coordinated Programs in Dietetics (CP) – This program includes both education and experience, fulfilling the entire CDR requirement. In Idaho, CPs include:
  • Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD)-This program offers solely coursework, which means the internship portion of the CDR requirement must be satisfied after the DPD. In Idaho, DPDs include:

Illinois


Indiana


Iowa

  • Coordinated Programs in Dietetics (CP) – Combines dietary courses and an internship at the graduate or undergraduate levels. As of August 2013, there are no CPs in Iowa.
  • Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD)- Provide dietary courses at the graduate or undergraduate level:

Kansas


Kentucky


Louisiana

ACEND-Accredited Programs Leading to Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) in Louisiana:


Maine

  • Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD)- These college or university programs just contain coursework, not an internship, required by the CDR and Maine. An internship must be completed after the DPD is finished. DPDs in Maine include:
    • University of Maine, Orono
      • Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition, concentration in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

ACEND-Accredited Programs Leading to Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) in Maine:


Maryland


Massachusetts

ACEND-Accredited Programs Leading to Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) in Massachusetts:


Michigan


Minnesota


Mississippi


Missouri


Montana

  • Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD) - A DPD offers just the educational courses in nutrition and dietetics necessary for registration through the CDR. You must still complete a dietetic internship (DI) after finishing your DPD. There is one DPD offered in the state of Montana to become a registered dietitian:

Nebraska

Within Nebraska, the only ACEND-accredited program is through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which offers a Bachelor of Science degree.


New Hampshire


New Jersey

Didactic Programs (DP)


New Mexico


New York

Didactic Programs (DP)


Nevada


North Carolina

Didactic Programs (DP) in Dietetics in North Carolina


North Dakota


Ohio    

Didactic Programs (DP)


Oklahoma

Didactic Programs (DP)


Oregon

There is one ACEND-accredited education program located at Oregon State University in Corvallis, which offers a Bachelor of Science degree.


Pennsylvania


Rhode Island


South Carolina


South Dakota


Tennessee


Texas

Didactic Programs in Dietetics


Utah

Didactic Programs in Utah


Vermont

The University of Vermont, Burlington offers both a CP (MSD with an emphasis on community health and nutrition) and a DP (Bachelor of Science degree).


Virginia


Washington

Didactic Programs in Dietetics


West Virginia


Wisconsin

Didactic Programs in Dietetics


Wyoming


Canadian Provinces

 

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