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 two educational preparations:

Coordinated Program in Dietetics* (Dietetics major)

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Contact: Ellen Shanley

Telephone: (860) 486-2834



Didactic Program in Dietetics* (Nutritional Sciences major)

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Contact: Rhonda Brownbill

Telephone: (860) 486-3605



*ACEND-designated program categories

RD comparison