95% of Messiah College graduates are employed full-time or in graduate or professional programs six to nine months after graduation.
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The Messiah College nutrition and dietetics major is accredited by ACEND as the first step towards becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RD or RDN). To achieve the RDN credential, graduates must successfully apply to and complete ACEND accredited dietetic internships and pass a national registration exam. RDNs provide nutrition education, counseling, and medical nutrition therapy in a wide variety of health care and business settings.
Graduates who do not begin ACEND-accredited dietetic internships after graduation are able to take the national dietetic technician, registered (DTR) exam and work as dietetic technicians in health care settings, nutrition counselors in community nutrition programs, and food service managers in health care institutions, schools and industry. Additionally, graduates may choose to continue their education by applying to graduate school in areas such as nutrition science, public health, nutrition education, or international nutrition.