Registered Dietitians are nutrition professionals who work in a wide variety of employment settings, including health care, business and industry, public health, education, research, and private practice.
Registered dietitians (RDs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the following criteria to earn the RD credential:
Completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program at a healthcare facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation, or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. Typically, a practice program will run six to twelve months in length.
Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
Mesa Community College can help you begin the process of becoming a Registered Dietitian. Complete requirements for the first two years of the Nutrition and Dietetics Bachelor's Degree Program at Arizona State University and The University of Arizona by following our Associate of Arts: Pre-dietetics emphasis pathway.