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Old name for the professional organization for dietitians?

American Dietetic Association (ADA)

New name for the professional organization for dietitians?

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

What is the web address for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics?

How to become registered dietitian: Complete a ____________ degree with a major in ______________________. Complete an ______________________ accredited supervised practice experience which includes __________________ and __________________. Pass a national registration examination administered by ____________________. Completion of continuing education to maintain registration.


-Food and Nutrition

-Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

-Coordinated Program

-Dietetic Internship (must be part of UA's DPD)

-Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

How to become registered dietitian: NHM courses- complete ____ and ______ level courses in food and nutrition major (graduate). ________________- apply to this. Once accepted, complete over ___________ hours of Supervised Practice Experience. Complete ________ and _______ level NHM courses. Sit for ______ exam and pass.



-Coordinating Program

-1200+ hours




Area of practice that is most common among Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists?

-Acute care in hospitals

-Long term care or home health care

-Worksite wellness and sports nutrition

-Public Health (county and state departments of public health)

-Food Service management for school systems, hospitals, nursing homes, and colleges/universities

-Food and nutrition-related businesses

-Nutrition and health behavior research

-Private practice (nutrition consulting)

Professional interest groups where you can network with members within your area of interest or practice?

Dietetic Practice Groups (network) (leadership opportunities) (CPEU options) **WHO can join these??**

Name of the accreditation body that accredits dietetic education programs?

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Combines undergraduate academic work and 1200 supervised practice experience?

Coordinating Program

Most students finish the degree and the CP within _______ years.


Begins after graduation and typically one year in length that would begin fall or spring after you graduate. Sometimes combine graduate work with this?

Dietetic Internship

BOTH CP and DI require _________ hours of supervised practice experience and both are very competitive.

1200 hours

Approximately 50 in the USA. ONLY 1 in Alabama?

CPD (coordinated program in dietetics)

Over 250 in the USA. 10-15 by distance. ONLY 2 in Alabama?

Dietetic Internships (DI)

Supervised experience typically begins in junior year in addition to regular didactic classes. Interim term required junior year. Summer term required junior year. Involves some travel. Applications accepted early in the fall semester or early spring semester of the junior year. GPA IS VERY IMPORTANT?

CPD (coordinated program in dietetics)

CPD: Accepts ____ students every year and there are 275 students in the food and nutrition major.


Before entering this in the FN major, students must complete the following UA equivalents and receive a _____ or better: Chem 104 and 105, Biology 215 and 216, NHM 101, 195, 201, 253, PY 101, BER 345.

-DPD (didactic program in dietetics)


DPD (Didactic program in dietetics)- must have a ________ GPA or better.


Characteristics of a successful applicant to an internship or the coordinated program?

-Good grades/high GPA/good science grades (MOST IMPORTANT)

-Leadership experience

-Work experience

-Volunteer experience

-Membership in the SDA or local dietetic association

-Student membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Behavioral characteristics of a successful applicant to an internship or the coordinated program?


-Class participation



-Professionally prepared assignments

-Appropriate dress and conduct

-Highest standard of ethical conduct

Number of clock hours of continuing education are required for continued registration every 5 years

75 hours

When do most students at UA apply to the CP? Dietetic Internship?

-CP- Early fall term Junior year or early spring term junior year

-Dietetic Internship- September or February of graduation year

For the CPD at Alabama: apply early fall term of junior year or early spring term of junior year. Information meetings are conducted prior to the application periods. CPD Director at UA: _______________.

Mrs. Greene

For Dietetic Internships- take _____ junior year; apply either Sept or February of graduation year. Internship Advisor at UA- __________. You must be a part of the ________.


-Mr. Niuh