Combined Master's Degree and Dietetic Internship

Becoming a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist

The Dietetic Internship at New Mexico State University will fulfill the second step of a three-step process to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist.

  1. The first step is completion of a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and receipt of a verification statement from a Didactic Program in Dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

    • If you are transitioning from a prior career or non-accredited program, you may need to take additional leveling courses to meet this requirement (check with your college advisor/program director). The DPD program must be accredited by the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Please see more information of the NMSU DPD Program at http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/FCS/human_nutrition_dietetic.html
  2. The second step is completion of a ACEND accredited dietetic internship as evidenced by a dietetic internship verification statement. To receive the dietetic internship verification statement from NMSU, the student must also successfully complete all coursework and the exit exam required for the completion of the Masters degree.

  3. The third step is the successful completion of the Commission on Dietetic Registration's examination for registered dietitians/nutritionists.