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About this Major

Students who attain a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nutrition and Dietetics will be prepared for traditional, non-traditional, and entrepreneurial positions in health care that utilize knowledge of food, nutrition and dietetics.  Professionals trained in nutrition have numerous career options due to the growing emphasis on nutrition, health and wellness.

One of the career options for a student majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics is to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). The Nutrition and Dietetics major includes a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) which has been granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800/877-1600, ext. 5400, [email protected].

Steps to become an RDN:

  1. Complete an ACEND accredited DPD program and obtain a bachelor’s degree***
  2. Apply for and complete an ACEND accredited internship program
  3. Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

If you plan to become an RDN without obtaining a master’s degree, please see an advisor. Spring match of 2022 may be the last time undergraduate students can become RDNs without also obtaining a master’s degree.

***Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at MSU Denver are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program. Graduates who successfully complete the ISPP are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN. For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN please visit https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/students-and-advancing-education/information-for-students.

 

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Declaring Your Major

Please utilize the Declaration/Change of Majors and Minors Form to declare your Nutrition and Dietetics Major. For questions relating to your Degree Progress Report and/or class schedule please reach out the the Department of Nutrition to schedule an appointment with one of our advisors. Advising appointments are now available via in-person, phone and Microsoft Teams. The Department of Nutrition can be reached at 303-615-0990 or [email protected].

Department of Nutrition BS and MS DPD Handbook

Department of Nutrition BS and MS DPD Handbook

DPD Mission and Goals

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Accreditation

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MSU Denver’s Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics
is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800-877-1600 ext. 5400
http://www.eatrightPRO.org/ACEND.

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Department of Nutrition

Phone:
303-615-0990

Office Location:
West Classroom 240

Office Hours:
8:00am – 5:00pm

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Nutrition
Campus Box 33N
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362