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Doctoral Standards and Templates

Proposed Standards

The ACEND Standards Committee has been developing standards and competencies for new doctoral standards for education in nutrition and dietetics for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDN) with a minimum of three years full-time post-credentialing work experience or equivalent. The proposed terminal degree is a professional practice doctorate and not a PhD.

Additional information will continue to be added to this webpage as it becomes available, including the FNCE® recording and a rationale document on the development of these standards.

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