Required DPD Courses
Individuals who desire to become Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists must fulfill three requirements.
- First, they must complete the list of required courses shown below. Depending on the nature of their previous college work, they may have already completed some of these courses. Some individuals choose to complete a second degree in Nutrition and Foods, but this is not a requirement. For those who choose to get a second degree, it often requires completing a minimal number of credits beyond the dietetics courses.
- Second, they must complete an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship.
- Finally, they need to need to successfully pass the registration examination offered by Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR).
- CDR 2024 Mandate states that any candidate for the RDN credentialing exam must have a master’s degree beginning January 1, 2024.
Below is the list of courses that an individual who already has a bachelor's degree must complete or receive credit for to obtain a Verification Statement and be eligible for admission to the dietetic internship.
DPD Course Checklist for an Individual Who Already has a Bachelors Degree
ASU Course Number
ASU Course Name
ASU Course Credit
Introduction to Psychology
Biological Concepts I
Introduction to Chemistry I
Introduction to Chemistry II
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Survey of Accounting
Basic Food Science
Nutrition and Health
Org & Mgt of Foodservice
Introduction to the Professions
Nutrition and the Life Cycle
Introduction to Statistics/Reasoning with Statistics
Advanced Nutrition I
Advanced Nutrition II
Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Medical Nutrition Therapy II
Quantity Food Production
Professional Development for Dietetics
Senior Seminar for Dietetics
Total Credits: 84-85