Long Island University

Advanced Certificate in Dietetic Internship


720 Northern Blvd

Brookville, NY 11548

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Advanced Certificate in Dietetic Internship

Format: Campus

Program Description:

he LIU Post Dietetic Internship (DI) is a graduate-level advanced certificate program that prepares students to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians (RD Exam), administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) (https://www.cdrnet.org/certifications/registered-dietitian-rd-certification). Through coursework and supervised clinical experiences, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge to serve communities through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being. The need for dietetics practitioners is expected to increase as the health care community places a greater emphasis on the benefits of healthy eating, disease prevention and medical nutrition therapy. Upon successful completion of the Dietetic Internship, a Certificate of Advanced Studies is awarded, and students are eligible to sit for the (RD Exam). Upon passing the (RD Exam), a student will become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Graduates can also obtain New York State (NYS) certification as a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN) by completing an application and submitting the $294 fee. An exam is not required for the CDN if the RDN has already been earned. Information on the CDN
application process is available at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/diet/dietlic.htm. For information on regulation of state licensure for the profession of dietetics, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (Academy) Licensure and Professional Regulation of Dietitians page at https://www.eatrightpro.org/advocacy/licensure/professional-regulation-of-dietitians.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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