DNS Dietetic

Cornell Division of Nutritional Sciences Dietetics Program

Integrating knowledge and practical experience

The Cornell University Dietetic Program has had a long and distinguished history, and graduates of the program have gone on to leading positions in the field throughout the country. The mission of the Dietetics program is to prepare future leaders for evidence-based practice in community, clinical and management settings and in translational research to inform that practice.

The Dietetics education program at Cornell includes two separate components:

  • A Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), which provides students with the coursework necessary to apply for supervised practice programs in dietetics. Students successfully completing didactic program requirements at Cornell are issued a Verification Statement as proof of program completion.

  • A Dietetic Internship (DI), which provides students with supervised practice in dietetics. Upon completion of the dietetic internship, students are eligible to take the Registration Examination of the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and become a Registered Dietitian.

Cornell University's Dietetics education programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the "Academy"), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 Ext 5400. http://www.eatright.org/ACEND.