The Cedar Crest College Nutrition major and DPD is an undergraduate program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates of the nutrition program will receive a bachelor of science in nutrition, and those meeting the DPD requirements will also earn a verification statement demonstrating that they have attained the knowledge and met the competencies found in the 2017 Accreditation Standards for Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Programs. Please refer to the Nutrition and DPD Student Handbook regarding the verification statement eligibility requirements.
Students considering entrance to the profession of dietetics as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) through Cedar Crest College through the Dietetic Internship Pathway must complete these three components:
*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 dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In addition to RDN credentialing, many states have regulatory laws for dietitians and nutrition practitioners. Frequently these state requirements are met through the same education and training required to become an RDN.
For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN please visit https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/students-and-advancing-education/information-for-students
The verification statement issued through the DPD at Cedar Crest College is designed to prepare students for a career in Nutrition and Dietetics and affords students the opportunity to:
Please note that completion of the bachelor’s degree with verification statement through Cedar Crest College’s DPD may lead to, but does not guarantee, admission into a DI.
The Cedar Crest College DPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The contact information for ACEND is: