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American Dietetic Association (ADA) Certificate
The ADA Certificate Program is approved by the American Dietetic Association. It involves completion of an undergraduate curriculum known as the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) which is offered within the Department of Human Ecology. Individuals with a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences in any field may complete the coursework to achieve an American Dietetic Association (ADA) Verification Statement.
The Verification Statement is required for applying to ADA dietetic internships or supervised practice programs as well as active membership in the Association and some employment applications. The internship/AP4 is the supervised practice requirement which is a prerequisite to taking the national registration exam the status of the Registered Dietician is achieved and the credentials RD may be used in practice.
Prospective students may request a transcript evaluation from the ADA Coordinator to determine what courses need to be taken. A fee of $50.00 is charged for students with degrees from the United States, $100.00 for international students (World Education Service Evaluation is required).
Those post-baccalaureate students who desire to attend Montclair State for Verification Statement apply through the Office of Graduate Studies. The graduate application has a section for declaring the ADA Certification Program. Admission deadlines are those set by the Office of Graduate Studies.
All DPD courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Upon completion of all courses students complete a Request for Transcript Evaluation form which is available from the ADA Coordinator. Original transcripts from all colleges or universities attended must be sent to the coordinator for final review and preparation of the Verification Statements.
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