New Admission Requirements for 2024:
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 dietetian/registered dietitian nutritionist (RD/RDN). In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Applicants participating in the Spring 2024 dietetic internship match at UCSF Medical Center will be required to complete a minimum of a Master's degree before the start of the internship. Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND accredited dietetic internship at UCSF Medical Center are eligible to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RD/RDN. For more information about education pathways to become an RDN, please visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics webpage for students.