Our MSND is the only program that has been granted candidacy status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND*) at King's College, as well as in the NEPA area.

Successful completion of our MSND requires:

  1. Obtaining all undergraduate transcripts demonstrating attainment of undergraduate degree.
  2. Documentation of successful completion of required prerequisites.
  3. Completion of at least 1000 SEL hours.
  4. Completion of all King’s College MSND program degree requirements, including satisfactory demonstration of required competencies. Students will be required to redo any work that does not satisfactorily meet the required competencies.
  5. Meeting all of the objectives for required coursework including satisfactory completion of all RWPE rotations, course assignments, and following all policies and procedures of the King’s College FG Program.
  6. Satisfactory evaluations by preceptors and faculty, completed and shared with students upon completion of each required SEL experience, which confirm attainment of all competencies outlined for the FG Program. Students will be required to redo any work that does not satisfactorily meet the required competencies.

Upon successful completion of the of the FG program, the student will receive a Verification Statement and the student’s information will be submitted to the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) for eligibility for the RDN exam. The Verification Statement and submission to CDR will not be provided until all of the above requirements are met.

The MSND FG program is designed to meet the educational requirements for the State of Pennsylvania. Determinations regarding professional licensure and certification eligibility associated with this program are outlined below.

  • The Program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure and/or certification as an entry-level registered dietitian in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • Since no licensure or certification exists in some states, a determination has not been made as to whether or not the program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure and/or certification as an entry-level registered dietitian in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, and Virginia.