Explore our program
Why complete your dietetic internship certificate at Missouri State?
Be prepared for the registration exam
Want to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)? This nine-month program makes you eligible and ready for the final step in that process: the registration exam for dietitians.
Check out your career options
Our practicums place you at rural health clinics, hospitals, schools and other community groups. You can even go abroad.
Grow under expert support
Your professors give you one-on-one attention and guidance. They’re active in research, clinical practice and community outreach programs.
Take your education to the next level
As you complete this certificate, you'll meet the admission requirements for the nutrition and dietetics master's program. Having a master's degree increases your salary potential and career opportunities.
Out-of-state student? Lower tuition may be available
Full-time graduate students admitted to the nutrition and dietetics master's program who are not Missouri residents, may be eligible for the Missouri Outreach Graduate Opportunity (MOGO) Scholarship. This scholarship provides partial remission of out-of-state tuition.
Earn a key credential and make healthy eating your job.
The Missouri State University Dietetic Internship Certificate Program has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Accreditation contact info
- Website: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Address: 120 South Riverside Plaza; Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
- Phone: 800-877-1600 ext. 5400
- Email: email@example.com
Coming soon: Graduate degree requirement
Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a graduate degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
In order to be approved for the registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, you must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR’s Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before midnight on December 31, 2023.
For more information about this requirement, go to the CDR website.
In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information, review CDR’s state licensure requirements.
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