Dietetics

Students wishing to pursue academic preparation to become a Registered Dietitian (RD) at the University of Connecticut can do so in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. 

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), through its credentialing agency, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), establishes the requirements necessary for an individual to earn the credential of Registered Dietitian. In order to be eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians, an individual must have completed the following:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university
  • An ACEND accredited dietetics program curriculum
  • A minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice experience

CAHNR RD Program Comparison

In the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR), students interested in pursuing a career in dietetics can consider the following educational preparations:

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics* (Dietetics major)

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Contact: Ellen Shanley

Telephone: (860) 486-2834

Email: Ellen.Shanley@uconn.edu

Didactic Program in Dietetics* (Nutritional Sciences major)

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Contact: Rhonda Brownbill

Telephone: (860) 486-3605

Email: Rhonda.Brownbill@uconn.edu

 

RD comparison

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics* (MS in Health Promotion Science option)

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Contact: Ellen Shanley

Telephone: (860) 486-2834

Email: Ellen.Shanley@uconn.edu

Dietetic Internship*

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Contact: Jillian Wanik

Telephone: (860) 486-0035

Email: Jillian.Wanik@uconn.edu

*ACEND-designated program categories