Our programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
[email protected]
800/877.1600, ext. 5400
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995

Upon successful completion of the coordinated program in dietetics (CP) at EMU and completion of an EMU degree, the student is issued a verification statement* making them eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians through the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Commission on Dietetic Registration
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
312.899.0040 ext. 5400

*Verification Statement: This is the statement provided by the dietetics program director to CDR and to the student that allows the student to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. This is only issued by the EMU Dietetics Program Director after the EMU student completes the EMU Dietetics CP and achieves all skills needed to be an entry-level dietitian.  

  • Mission Statement

    The coordinated programs in dietetics at Eastern Michigan University educate and graduate students prepared for entry-level practice as registered dietitians, with a concentration in entrepreneurship.

    The CP achieves the mission through:

    • Providing an exceptional learning environment so students are continuously interpreting and responding to food and nutrition service delivery in a changing social and economic environment and applying new technologies to their dietetic education.
    • Providing student-centered learning opportunities for students to pursue their specific interests.
    • Encouraging and engaging in collaboration and partnerships with the community.
    • Promoting evidence-based knowledge and skills for students and graduates.
    • Enhancing students’ current critical and reflective skills by collaborating with faculty to develop and complete research-based projects.
  • Goals and Objectives of the CP 

    Goal #1: The CP will educate and graduate dietetics practitioners.

    • 85% of graduates will take the registration exam within 12 months of graduation.
    • 80% of graduates will pass the registration exam on their first attempt.
    • 80% of graduates will pass the registration exam within one year following first attempt.
    • 80% of all CP students will complete the program successfully within 3 years of beginning it.
    • Within 12 months of completing the CP, a minimum of 80% of post-graduate survey respondents desiring such, will have a dietetics-related job.
    • 80% of graduates will be rated by their employers as having the knowledge and skills expected for entry level practice.

    Goal #2: The CP graduates will participate in professional development.

    • 25% of the three-year post-graduate survey respondents will report having participated in professional development, e.g., leadership, precepting for future practitioners, professional education.

    Program outcomes data are available upon request.

Additional Information

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