The dietetics concentration offers an exciting opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree and be eligible to take the RDN credentialing exam in just five years through our accredited Nutrition and Dietetics Graduate Degree Program (FEM).
The Dietetics Concentration is accredited as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400, http://www.eatright.org/ACEND. It includes coursework in nutrition counseling and education, food science, and foodservice management as well as hands-on practicum courses that prepare graduates to apply for the University’s new ACEND-accredited Future Education Model Graduate Program – the M.S. in Nutrition concentration in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics – or accredited supervised practice programs across the country for pursuit of careers as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs). For more detailed information on careers in dietetics, see the Academy’s website careers information. Following the Mission and Goals of UT’s accredited DPD, we aim to continuously improve the performance of our graduates. Program outcomes data are available upon request. Established Policies and Procedures guide the day-to-day operations of the DPD.
For detailed program information, refer to the Dietetics Program Guide.
Students interested in UT’s M.S. in Nutrition concentration in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics must meet specific requirements and apply by August 1 prior to the senior year of undergraduate study. For more details on this opportunity, see information on the M.S. concentration in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics. Please note that effective January 1, 2024, a graduate degree (in any field) will be required to take the national RDN credentialing exam. Many states additionally require credentialed individuals to be certified or licensed by the state prior to practicing in the profession. You may contact ACEND directly for additional information about accreditation and the accreditation status of our program.
ACEND® is closely monitoring the information emerging regarding the spread and scale of the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on dietetics programs and students. ACEND® will continue to keep its programs and students informed of any changes or additional information on its COVID-19 page. Please contact ACEND@eatright.org if you have any questions or concerns.
DPD Course List for students applying to ACEND-accredited supervised practice programs outside of UT.
When students apply to a supervised practice program outside of the University of Tennessee, they are required to upload a DPD Course List Form and add the specific courses on the form to the “Sessions and Coursework” section of the application. The versions of the DPD Course List Form included here correspond to the catalog year students followed or are following in completing DPD requirements. Please contact the program director at email@example.com should questions arise.