The Cornell Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics  (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics* from 2001‐2023. To be eligible for the internship, applicants must have completed or be completing (by the start of the internship) an ACEND-accredited DPD program and have received or be receiving (by the start of the internship) at least a Bachelor's degree from a US regionally-accredited college or university. Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited dietetic internship at Cornell University are eligible to apply to take the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Completing this internship and receipt of the Verification Statement requires satisfactory performance of the community, clinical and management rotations including >1450 hours of supervised practice, three graduate courses and other didactic sessions; presentation of the pilot research project at the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting; membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; participation in the exit interview; and payment of all internship fees/tuition. The Verification Statement is required for eligibility certification to take the CDR examination for dietitians, which must be passed to become an RDN. The first time pass rate on the registration exam of our graduates is 96% for the past five years**. Effective January 1, 2024, CDR will require a minimum of a master's degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become an RDN. In some states graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. The RDN credential typically qualifies graduates for licensure or certification. New York State has certification of dietitians and nutritionists. Some NY employers may require dietitian/nutritionist certification. Cornell University also offers an MS+Dietetics option and PhD programs for applicants interested in advanced degrees.

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