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: Graduates of the CP will be prepared to practice as entry-level dietetics professionals. 

    ● At least 85% percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
    ● At least 66% of graduates will pass the registration exam on their first attempt.
    ● The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.
    ● At least 80% of students complete program requirements within 3 years (150% of planned program length).
    ● Of graduates who seek employment, at least 80% percent are employed in nutrition and dietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.
    ● At least 80% of graduates will be rated by their employers as having the knowledge and skills expected for entry level practice.

    Goal #2: Graduates of the CP will participate in professional development.

    ● 50% 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



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