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After becoming an RD, professional registration will be maintained by accruing continuing education credits. RD’s may choose to pursue additional certifications through CDR (). For further information, please visit Additionally, many states have regulatory laws that require licensure for nutrition and dietetic practitioners, including registered dietitians (see ) for licensure in the state of Illinois. The dietetics program at Bradley is carefully crafted to provide students with the academic preparation to complete the undergraduate requirement. Graduates from Bradley’s program who are verified by the program director, are eligible to apply to dietetic internships to establish eligibility to sit for the registration examination for dietitians to become RD’s. The dietetic internship (or supervised practice) application is a competitive process. All dietetics seniors who apply to dietetic internships will submit their applications through D & D Digital internship computer matching process ( ) and most dietetic internships will require application through an online dietetic internship centralized application process (DICAS, ) in spring and/or fall. Employment and Job Prospects for RD’s RD’s are considered the experts in nutrition and dietetics. As such, RD’s work in clinical, community, education, research, and management. The RD credential is required for most jobs in hospitals, nursing homes, medical nutrition therapy in healthcare, sports nutrition, corporate wellness, business, public relations, consultants, and private practice. Positions in industry and food service often require or prefer the RD credential ( ). According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for RD’s are expected to continue to grow as fast as other health professions, with a median salary of $59,410 annually.
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4 Program Mission Program mission is to empower graduates, through excellence, collaboration and experiential opportunities, to become leaders in supervised practice and post-graduate studies, leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become registered dietitians. Program Goals and Objectives Program Goal 1: Program will empower graduates to be leaders in supervised =practice, post-graduate studies, and for the CDR credentialing exam to become registered dietitians. Program Objectives for Goal 1: At least 80% of program full-time students will complete the program/degree requirements within 150% of program length (within three years of starting as juniors), over a 5-year period At least 80% of graduates over a 5-year period will pass the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within one year following their first attempt Over a 5-year period, at least 60% of program graduates are expected to apply for admission to a supervised practice program with 12 months of graduation Over a 5-year period, at least 60% of graduates are expected to be admitted to a supervised practice program within 12 months of graduation
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  • Nutrition, Dietitian, Program Director, FCS

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