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Coordinated Program in Dietetics

Dietitians study a variety of subjects, ranging from food and nutrition, foodservice systems management, psychology, sociology and communication, to science courses such as anatomy & physiology, chemistry and biology.

Hands-on learning

Students complete a minimum of 1200 supervised practice hours, providing experiences in food service, community and clinical settings. The program has a clinical focus, with an emphasis on medical nutrition therapy.

This program will produce graduates who are eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians and be eligible for employment as entry-level dietitians.



"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 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). In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited coordinated program at Arkansas State University are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program/apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN].

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN please click here."

Accreditation Status

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600 ext. 5400

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics logo

The accreditation of Arkansas State University's nutrition and dietetics education program has been placed on probationary status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600 ext. 5400.

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2020 Dietetics Application

The 2020 Dietetics Application is NOW available.

The deadline is April 15, 2020.  

The HESI exam has now been moved to on-line. 

We are allowing applications to be submitted electronically via dietetics@astate.edu.

2020 Dietetics Application

Program Mission

The Dietetics Program at Arkansas State University seeks to provide quality education and experiences for students in the field of dietetics to meet the need for registered dietitians in the Delta region and beyond.

Program Goals and Objectives

2019 - 2020 Goals and Objectives
Background Check Information

Background Check for Dietetics Program
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