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South Dakota State University - Undergraduate Program in Dietetics

How do I become a Registered Dietitian? Go to this link: http://www.eatright.org/BecomeanRDorDTR/content.aspx?id=8143

How do I get into the Dietetics Program? Students interested in earning a degree in Dietetics will be accepted into the Department of Health & Nutritional Sciences and then assigned an academic advisor.

What are the educational requirements? South Dakota State University’s dietetics program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND) as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).  Upon satisfactory completion of SDSU’s dietetics program, you will be eligible to apply for an accredited supervised practice experience, specifically, a dietetic internship. 

How do I get into the dietetics program if I already have a degree? If you already have a degree in another area of study, you are still eligible to go through the dietetics program, as long as you meet the requirements for a verification statement.  If you already have a degree, you may do the following to obtain a verification statement:

  • Enroll in the Dietetics program in the Department of Health & Nutritional Sciences and receive a second undergraduate degree.
  • Enroll in graduate school and complete the requirements for a verification statement and graduate courses at the same time.

What is a verification statement? A verification statement is proof of completion of the dietetics program and is the method used by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics to ensure that specific qualifications for membership, internship applications, or eligibility for the Registered Exam for Dietetics have been met.

For more information on SDSU’s undergraduate program in dietetics, please click on the following links:

For additional information contact Kendra Kattelmann, Phd, RD, LN at 605-688-4045, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..









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