FIRST in Advocating

CPD and DI Interns attended the KAND Legislative Day advocating for nutrition issues at the State Capitol. Meet our future legislators.

Supervised Practice Options

The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at the University of Kentucky has separate pathways for students to complete the 1200+ required hours of supervised practice to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). After successful completion of one of the following programs, the student will receive a signed Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) verification form that confirms eligibility to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) national registry exam to earn the RDN credential.

What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? Download the RDN Fact Sheet

  1. Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) consists of 3.5 years of undergraduate academic coursework and 8 months of supervised practice. Graduates of the CPD earn a Bachelor of Science and are eligible to sit for the CDR national registry exam to earn the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential. 
  2. Dietetic Internship (DI) that consists of didactic and hybrid on-line education. During a Spring and two Summer sessions, the DI student will enroll as a post baccalaureate, certificate student and earn a total of 21 credit hours in order to complete the minimum required twelve hundred (1,200+) hours of supervised practice.

The Dietetic Internship Program in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at the University of Kentucky is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, Phone number (800) 877-1600 or (312) 899-0040.
The Coordinated Program in Dietetics in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at the University of Kentucky is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, Phone number (800) 877-1600 or (312) 899-0040.