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Students and Advancing Education

This section has resources for students looking to learn more about the field of dietetics, dietetics education options, and leadership opportunities within ACEND, as well as current RDN and NDTR practitioners looking to advance their education. Our most popular resources for students include:

There are many career opportunities for nutrition and dietetics practitioners; those interested in learning more can access Career Information on the left side navigation panel. Prospective students with international or advanced degrees may require non-traditional pathways to obtaining the RDN or NDTR credential. Specific information for International Students as well as Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways can be accessed on the left side navigation panel. Students looking for leadership opportunities may want to consider applying to be on the ACEND board as the Dietetic Student Representative. The ACEND Board Dietetic Student Representative Application can be accessed starting the spring prior to appointment, with new terms starting June 1 each year for a two-year commitment. Finally, students may also access information about Filing a Complaint against an ACEND-accredited program.

For current RDN and NDTR practitioners looking to advance their education, the Master and Doctorate Program Directory provides a searchable list.

Find an ACEND-Accredited Program

ACEND has more than 600 accredited programs across the United States and select countries internationally, with in-person and online options. Use the search filters to find the program that fits your needs.