Thank you for your interest in the Master of Professional Practice in Dietetics (MPP) at Iowa State University. The accelerated Dietetic Internship has reorganized into a Future Graduate Program, providing an online, distance, full-time, course-work only graduate program option to train future Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Applications are now being accepted for the cohort beginning in August 2021. Application deadline is May 14, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and applicants will be notified of the status of their application to the MPP within 5-6 weeks of submitting their application. Applications submitted after May 14, 2021 will be considered for the session starting in May 2022. Many of the questions you may have about the program and applying to our program can be answered by visiting the Application Portal and FAQ pages. Questions can be directed to us at email@example.com.
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Please note that effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR’s Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR’s website.
In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited MPP program at Iowa State University are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.
In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. Details on state licensure requirements can also be found on the CDR’s website.
Learn more about the educational pathways to become an RDN at Iowa State University.
Opportunities for dietetics practitioners are limited only by your imaginations. Learn more about some of the potential job opportunities for a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
The Iowa State University MPP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®)
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