The MSND FG Program provides the education and training necessary to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Completion of educational programs and supervised experiential learning (SEL) that are ACEND-accredited is required for the training to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Our program has been granted candidacy status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND*) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is designed to be undertaken after completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college university and completed prerequisites. Read more information about educational pathways to become a RDN here.

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 order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised experiential learning in FG program(s) accredited by ACEND.

King’s College’s M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Future Graduate Program has been granted Precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND*) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400. http://www.eatrightpro.org/ACEND.

Graduates who successfully complete an ACEND-accredited FG program are eligible to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN. The Registration Exam requirements are set by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). After successfully passing the Registration Examination, graduates can practice as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs). In order to maintain registration, graduates must complete continuing professional educational requirements. In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice.

The Board of Registration of Dietitians/Nutritionists grants licenses to qualified individuals who comply with the requirements of the statute. The Board also insures that licensees have complied with continuing professional education requirements necessary to maintain current knowledge and renew their license. More information about state licensure requirements is available here.