Meet the Growing Demand for Well-Educated Registered Dietitian Nutritionists
Are you ready for 21st-century healthcare? By January 1, 2024 students will need to have a master’s degree in order to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist(RDN).
To meet new requirements in the profession, the Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences is offering a new, innovative entry-level master’s degree in clinical nutrition to become RDNs. The program integrates online didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future models of practice.
Students will learn critical thinking and scientific skills needed for clinical dietetics practice, management, research, and leadership. The master’s degree in clinical nutrition instills an appreciation for interprofessional collaboration and education, and provides opportunities to achieve expanded roles in health promotion, disease prevention, and intervention for a multi-cultural society. Faculty members serve as role models in dietetics education, practice, and research, along with providing leadership and service to the profession.
Upcoming Open Houses
Applicants and those interested in the ELSMCN program are strongly encouraged to attend one of the open houses. Each open house will be hosted by the program director will provide an overview of the program, and opportunities for individual questions. Registration is required.
- Virtual: December 11, 2020 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST
- Virtual: January 7, 2021 @ 1:00-3:00 p.m. EST
- Virtual: January 13, 2021 @ 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST
Rutgers School of Health Professions, Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences is an accredited demonstration program under the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards.
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics (see www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel). These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice. Program graduates will be eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
For further information on ACEND accreditation, contact:
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone (800)-877-1600 ext 5400