The Dietetic Internship Master of Science program prepares you for the registered dietitian exam and professional practice. You're equipped to practice in traditional dietetics settings as well as education, cross-cultural environments and wellness.
Preparing You For Success
You explore dietetics through 1,200 hours of practicum practice and a full set of courses. Bradley's wellness emphasis is incorporated into coursework and experiences in clinical, community, food service and wellness settings.
The master's degree gives you the option to complete a thesis or take courses focused on counseling, or global perspectives.
Making Your Mark
Dietitians are in growing demand as health care expands to new community and business settings. All Bradley students have passed the Registered Dietitian Exam, which means you’ll be able to start your career right after graduation.
This program has received Accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 800/877-1600. http://www.eatright.org/ACEND
Future Graduate Education Model Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
Bradley University has applied to open a new and exciting program in August 2021 to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics (see www.eatrightpro.org/FutureModel). These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice.
Bradley University demonstrated its leadership in education by submitting an application to be part of the third cohort of programs to be accredited by ACEND under these new standards. The ACEND Board has approved our phase 1 application and will make a final accreditation decision on the program in 2020 after review of our phase 2 report.
If successful, following the phase 2 report review by the ACEND Board, we will begin recruiting students for our August 2021 class.
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: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. 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 MS DI program at Bradley University are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.