The undergraduate dietetics programs at Utah State University are offered as in-person, face-to-face programs. The Commission on Dietetic Registration requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited DPD program at Utah State University are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program after graduation.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). The CPD program at Utah State University is in process of transitioning to a masters-level program in preparation for this change and has accepted the final CPD cohort that will graduate with a Bachelor of Science. Future students enrolled in the CPD will graduate with a master's degree and will then be eligible to take the credentialing exam. 

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN, please click here. For details about the Utah State University programs in dietetics, review the information below prior to beginning the application process. 


Didactic Program in Dietetics

Find the 4-year curriculum plan for students in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

What's Happening with the CPD?

Exciting things are coming with the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) at USU

Dietetics Handbook

The handbook applies ONLY to students currently enrolled in the DPD or CPD programs.

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I got interested in Dietetics because I really wanted to do something that has an impact and helps people. I also really like food and nutrition.

Career Options

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Clinical nutrition (hospitals, long-term care facilities, health care, etc.)
  • Community nutrition and education
  • Public health

  • Food service management: schools, clinical facilities
  • Private consulting
  • Sports nutrition
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