Completion of coursework in the Nutrition & Dietetics major (Community or Sports Nutrition track) provides you with the didactic requirements necessary to apply for a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship. Upon completion of the degree and an accredited dietetic internship, students are required to pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam to become a RDN. Many states require certification or license in order to practice as a RDN. While the national first-time pass rate was 87% in 2016, the average first time pass rate for University of Cincinnati DPD graduates averaged 92% over the past five years.
Upon completion, graduates are also eligible to take the national registration exam right away, which allows you to become a nutrition and dietetics technician, registered (NDTR).
The BS in Nutrition and Dietetics is a traditional four-year degree and requires completion of 121 semester credit hours. This includes all coursework required to be eligible for a dietetic internship.
Placement Rate in Dietetic Internship
The average national placement rate for students applying to dietetic internships in the last five years was approximately 50%. The placement rate for the DPD program who applied for dietetic internships in the last five years was 77%.