Undergraduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Our program’s philosophy is to promote the Sinsinawa Dominicans’ dedication to the values-centered intellectual development. Therefore, our program strives to recruit and serve a diversified community as well as promote an appreciation for service to the community and our profession. This program enables students to complete all requirements necessary to become an entry-level Registered Dietitian Nutritionist through the integration of didactic instruction and a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice with a cultural diversity in child nutrition emphasis. The 1200 hours of field experience are divided between community, clinical, food service management, and specialty rotation sites. Upon satisfactory completion, graduates will be eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. For more information about our program, please review our Coordinated and Local ISPP Programs Student Handbook (pdf).
Dominican University’s Undergraduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) an agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy). Upon satisfactory completion of all MBA with a Coordinated Program in Dietetics requirements, graduates will be eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Information about accreditation status can be obtained from:
Accreditation for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
1 (800) 877-1600 ext 5400
Website: https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend or contact via email
Requirements and Process to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
In order to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) the following criteria must be met:
- Complete a bachelor’s degree at a university or college accredited by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) and received a verification statement of completed requirements. Beginning January 1, 2024, a graduate degree will be required to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
- Complete an ACEND-accredited dietetic coordinated program, internship or individualized supervised practice pathway (ISSP).
- Pass the Registration Examination for Dietitians from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
- Secure licensure in your practicing state (if applicable). The state of Illinois requires all Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to be licensed.
- Maintain professional continuing education requirements.
For additional information on program test completion, pass rates, and progress on program goal outcomes, please visit Dominican University consumer information.
Find out which program is best for you! Check out our pathways (pdf) to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Dominican University.