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Nutrition and Dietetics

Academic Verification in Dietetics for

Students Who Have a Bachelor’s Degree




The requirements for attaining the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential are established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), and include completion of both academic (course) requirements and a ACEND accredited dietetic internship. To meet ACEND academic requirements, an individual must hold a Baccalaureate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university and must complete current minimum course requirements in a ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or Coordinated Program (CP). 


The purpose of Messiah College’s Academic Verification Program (Non Graduation) is to assist persons who already have a Baccalaureate degree to complete ACEND minimum course requirements. The program includes:


  • Evaluation of college transcripts to determine which dietetics course requirements have already been met, and which still need to be completed.


  • Advising on availability of required courses at Messiah College.  (Enrollment in upper level nutrition and dietetics courses is limited.)


  • Assistance in supervised practice program application process (as a part of the senior seminar in Nutrition and Dietetics course)

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View the course requirements for this program.

View the procedures and application form for this program.





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