DPD Graduates

DPDA Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) grants at least a bachelor's degree (some grant a master's degree) and is ACEND-accredited for only the required dietetics coursework. After you complete DPD requirements you will then need to apply for and be accepted into an ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship Program (DI) to complete the supervised practical experience required to be a registered dietitian. You must successfully complete an accredited DI and obtain a Verification Statement from the internship director in order to be eligible to sit for the CDR registration examination. Currently, there are more than 200 ACEND-accredited DPDs and more than 250 ACEND-accredited DIs in the United States.