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Clinical Dietetics, M.S.

Clinical dietetics is a systematic approach to treating medical conditions, complex disease processes and their associated symptoms through medical nutrition therapy (MNT). The registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) uses and applies advanced nutrition knowledge, MNT, and the nutrition care process to promote health and prevent disease.


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Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Source: EMSI, 2020

Program Overview

Clinical dietetics is a five-semester program which results in the award of a master's degree and a verification statement for completion of supervised practice. Graduates are eligible to take the national registration examination offered through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Upon successful passing of the examination the graduate is awarded the RDN credential.

The program provides the opportunity for students to build on their broad knowledge and attain deeper comprehension and skill in practice. Specialized knowledge allows RDNs to be more competitive in practice now and in the future. This is a benefit not only to the practitioner, but also for their patients and clients.

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