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Dietetics at the University of Connecticut

Students wishing to pursue academic preparation to become a Registered Dietitian (RD) at the University of Connecticut can do so in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), through its credentialing agency, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), establishes the requirements necessary for an individual to earn the credential “Registered Dietitian”. In order to be eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians, an individual must have completed the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited University
  • A ACEND accredited dietetics program curriculum
  • A minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice experience

In the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), students interested in pursuing a career in dietetics can consider the following two educational preparations (Please click on the two links below for more information on each program):

Department of Allied Health Sciences - Coordinated Program in Dietetics*

Department of Nutritional Sciences - Didactic Program in Dietetics*

*ACEND-designated program categories

Comparison of 2 CANR Educational Preparations for RD: