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Dietetics and Nutrition MS

​​​​​​The dietetics and nutrition graduate degree prepares you to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). RDNs engage people of all ages, cultures, health concerns, and socioeconomic levels to address a range of nutritional needs. They are skilled health care professionals who apply the art and science of food and nutrition at individual, institutional, organizational, community, and population levels.


Rochester Institute of Technology’s dietetics and nutrition graduate program has been granted candidacy status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Candidacy status is granted to academic institutions who have demonstrated the ability to house a dietetics program. 

Students in a candidacy-status program are considered graduates of an accredited program and are eligible to sit for the National Registration Examination for Dietitians, upon successful program completion.

More information on ACEND and its accreditation standards are available at:

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
312-899-0040 ext 5400 or 800-877-1600

Experiential Learning

Supervised Experiential Learning

Students complete three Supervised Experiential Learning (SEL) courses providing practical, hands-on learning in culinary and food service operations, community, and clinical settings. SEL course activities are integrated with concurrent classroom-based courses to translate knowledge into practice, preparing graduates to pass the RDN credentialling exam and start careers in dietetics and nutrition.