The Allen Center for Nutrition

The Allen Center for Nutrition at Cedar Crest College offers nutrition majors at Cedar Crest a chance to participate in community outreach.

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Martine Scannavino, D.H.Sc., R.D., L.D.N.
Associate Professor and Chair, Nutrition
610-437-4471 ext. 3486

Dietetic Internship
Marilou Wieder, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN
Director, Dietetic Internship
610-606-4666 Ext 3445

The Allen Center for Nutrition
Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104

The 3 Steps to Becoming a Registered Dietitian

Interested in becoming a registered dietitian? Here are the steps that you will need to take, and how the nutrition program at Cedar Crest College is designed to help you reach your goal:

  1. Earn a bachelor's degree.

    Your bachelor’s degree does not have to be in nutrition, but earning a bachelor’s degree in nutrition may make the remaining steps of this program go more quickly. Also, you must successfully complete all didactic coursework at a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) approved/accredited institution such as Cedar Crest College.

    Learn more about the nutrition major at Cedar Crest

  2. Successfully complete a Dietetic Internship.

    You must be admitted to and successfully complete a dietetic internship that is accredited by the CADE, or an American Dietetic Association-accredited Coordinated Program (CP).

    Learn more about the Dietetic Internship at Cedar Crest.

  3. Earn a passing grade on the National Registration Examination for Dietitians.

    Successful completion of the Cedar Crest College Dietetic Internship will result in a Verification Statement and eligibility to sit for this exam.