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Student Resources

  • Accreditation Council For Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND): Accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists or nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered. Its website contains a list of accredited undergraduate, graduate and internship programs in the United States.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Professional organization for registered dietitian nutritionists.
  • University of Dayton Student Dietetic Association: Student organization (led by dietetics students) to support professional development and community engagement in the nutrition profession.

Key terms

  • Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD): Academic program that provides the required coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree and a verification statement. These programs are accredited through Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Dietetic Internship (DI): Students who successfully complete the DPD coursework from an accredited DPD program, have earned a bachelor’s degree, and have earned a verification statement are eligible to apply to a Dietetic Internship (DI). Internships are completed over 6-24 months. Once students complete an accredited DI and earn a verification statement to show eligibility, they can write the CDR registration exam for dietitians.
  • Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS): Online applicant portal used by students who are applying to Dietetic Internship programs that participate in the DICAS Match. The DICAS Online is a service of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • D&D Digital: Online Dietetics Internship matching service for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Required test for undergraduate students who hope to pursue graduate studies.


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