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Questions to ask yourself: 

1.  Are you interested in health and nutrition?
2.  Do you enjoy working with people?
3.  Do you want to provide nutrition advise and care?   

If yes, then dietetics is the major for you.   It is more than a job.   The practice of dietetics is continuously changing as new research is discovered on foods and its role in human health.   You will study nutrition in depth and gain experiences to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).   An RD is a nutrition expert.   It is a nationally recognized credential that is required for most employment in the health care industry and preferred for many other employment opportunities in the area of food and nutrition. 

To become a Registered Dietitian you must complete a four-year academic program, a Practice/Internship, and then pass a national registration examination. 

North Dakota State University has enjoyed a long-standing reputation in Dietetics.   Since 1925, NDSU has educated dietitians who are active nationwide in the profession of dietetics and leaders in professional organizations.   NDSU offers two (2) undergraduate options in dietetics;   The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) with a Gerontology concentration and the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).   The CPD includes the supervised practice during the junior and senior year and students are eligible to take the national registry exam after graduation.   The DPD requires the student to complete a supervised practice (Internship) program after graduation.   Students take the national registration examination after their post graduation internship. 

Accreditation Status 

The CPD and DPD are Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, Telephone (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400. E-mail: web-site:

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7474
Campus address: Bentson-Bunker Fieldhouse Room 1 and E Morrow Lebedeff Hall 351
Physical/delivery address: 1310 Centennial Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2620 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013 4:51:04 PM