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Student Exam Prep (StEP) is designed for anyone preparing to take the registration exam. Users have access to a database of more than 700 in-depth questions covering all domains of the exam.

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Didactic Programs in Dietetics

Listed below are the Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD). After each program's address is the status granted by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and the date of the next program review. The Accreditation status definitions are as follows:

  • Candidacy for Accreditation—program not previously accredited that has had one site visit and is being implemented according to the ACEND Accreditation Standards.
  • Accredited—program that has had at least one site visit and is in compliance with the Accreditation Standards.
  • Probationary Accreditation—program fails to comply with the Accreditation Standards or published policies.
  • Accreditation Withdrawn—program fails to comply with the Accreditation Standards or published policies within a specified time period.

The DPD provides the required dietetics coursework leading to a bachelor's or graduate degree. Graduates of ACEND-accredited programs who are verified by the program director may apply for Dietetic Internships to establish eligibility to write the CDR registration examination for dietitians.

For information on a specific program, contact the program director.