Nutrition

How to Become a Registered Dietitian (RD)

To become a Registered Dietition, the following are required:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Completion of an ACEND-accredited DPD in Nutrition and Dietetics and verification of completion DPD Course List 
  • Completion of an ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship and verification of completion.
  • A passing score on Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR) registration examination.

How to Join the American Dietetic Association

Students enrolled in the NYU DPD and/or graduate nutrition program may join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as student members. For information about the organization, its benefits, and its membership requirements, consult the AND’s Website.

To join the student committee of the Greater New York Dietetic Association (GNYDA), go to www.gnyda.org. Membership in the ADA is required to join GNYDA.

a The various terms used throughout this handout are defined in the Glossary.

b The NYU DPD is currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (200 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 1-800-877-1600) until 2021.