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Links to Dietetic Training Programs within Michigan


If you have a strong interest in food and nutrition and want an exciting and challenging career, then think about becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD) or a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR).
Dietetics is a fast-growing field with many opportunities. RDís and DTRís work in both traditional and non-traditional arenas such as healthcare, education, research, sales and marketing, public relations, fitness, restaurant management, food companies, private practice and more!
Registered dietitians (RDs) are food and nutrition experts who:
  • Have at least a bachelorís degree from an accredited US college or university. These instructional programs are accredited by the Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Have completed an ACEND-accredited internship or supervised practice program at a healthcare facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation. Or, the supervised practice may be combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Practice programs usually run from six to twelve months (1200 hours total).
  • Have successfully passed the national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
  • Complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs) are food and nutrition experts who:
  • Have a two-year associateís degree from an accredited US college or university. These instructional programs are accredited by the Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Have completed a ACEND-accredited dietetic technician program including 450 hours of supervised practice experience in various community programs, health care, and food-service facilities.
  • Have successfully passed the national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
  • Complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
Michigan offers many excellent dietetic training programs to help you reach your goal. For more information about careers in Dietetics, including a complete list of training programs, visit the ACEND website.
The Michigan Dietetic Association Institute (MDAI) offers scholarships to dietetic students. Applications forms are released in the late fall and are usually due by the end of January. Forms are available on the MDAI page.
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