Information for Students

It’s an exciting time for the field of nutrition and dietetics! Both the number and variety of job prospects for RDNs and NDTRs are expanding. Learn more about the roles and career opportunities for RDNs and NDTRs.

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Fact Sheet

    RDNs are food and nutrition experts who have met the prescribed criteria to earn this professional credential. Find out about educational and professional requirements, as well as career opportunities.

  • Obtaining Dietetics Credentials with a Foreign Degree

    The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) requires individuals with foreign degrees meet specific educational requirements and follow a unique process to obtain Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Nutrition or Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR) credentials.

  • Dietitian Job Outlook

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of jobs for RDNs and nutritionists will increase by 9 percent between 2008 and 2018; however, we believe that even more RDNs will be needed, because of the on-going U.S. health crisis.

  • Financial Aid

    There are a variety of financial aid options, including scholarships, available for dietetic internships. The Directory of Resources for International Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics Professionals is a free resource, which also offers valuable information about financial aid opportunities.

  • Foreign Degree Evaluation Agencies

    The following identified, independent nonprofit agencies perform the specialized service of validating your academic degree as equivalent to the bachelor's or master's degree conferred by a U.S. regionally-accredited college or university.