Licensure in Dietetics

Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements of the CSB/SJU Dietetics program (the Didactic Program in Dietetics) receive a written verification statement. This verification statement is a requirement for acceptance into a dietetic internship. Once a graduate has completed a dietetic internship, they are eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians, but beginning January 1, 2024, a Master's degree will also be required to take the Registration Examination. Passing the Registration Examination for Dietitians makes one a Registered Dietitian who is eligible for licensure in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Two states – Arizona and Michigan – currently do not have laws that require state licensure in order to practice as a dietitian or nutritionist, but being a Registered Dietitian in these states can allow for insurance reimbursement for nutrition care services. Go here for additional information on dietetics licensure.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Emily Heying, PhD, RD, LD
Chair, Nutrition Department
CSB Ardolf Science Center 159