Degree Granting Option: MCN/DI
The MCN/DI is a 21-month program and includes graduate studies through Texas A&M University (on College Station campus) and 1,000 hours of supervised practice (at Baylor University Medical Center and the surrounding Dallas-Ft. Worth area) with an emphasis on clinical nutrition for 12 individuals annually. Graduates of the program must complete all coursework and project requirements of the Masters of Clinical Nutrition and supervised practice to be eligible to receive a verification statement to be eligible to take the CDR credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. A pre-select option is available for graduates of Texas A&M’s DPD program to the MCN/DI.
Non-Degree Option: DI
The DI-only option is a 9-month program that provides 1,000 hours of supervised practice for individuals who have earned a graduate degree or are enrolled in a graduate degree program that will be completed within one year of completing the internship. Graduates must meet all degree requirements as set forth by the University in which they are enrolled and complete all dietetic internship program requirements to be eligible to receive a verification statement. The DI option will match up to 12 individuals (number of available positions will be contingent on the enrollment size of the MCN/DI for a maximum of 12 individuals in supervised practice per year).
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 order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 AM Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website. 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). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited dietetic internship program at Baylor University Medical Center are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN. In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements, click here. For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN, click here.
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