The intern will require the following to successfully complete the UB MS/DI.
Upon successful completion of the program, the Program Director will work with each student to complete the eligibility paperwork for the registration exam for dietitian nutritionists (RDN exam). During this meeting, the Program Director will provide the students with at least three signed original copies of the verification statement, indicating successful completion of the dietetic internship. In addition, an original signed statement is maintained in the program files, indefinitely.
Following completion of all Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) paperwork, the Program Director submits registration eligibility applications electronically to CDR. Graduates should receive confirmation of their RDN exam application eligibility from CDR within approximately one week via email. Graduates will also receive their registration exam application and handbook from Pearson VUE with specific instructions for testing. It is the graduate's responsibility to follow those instructions and schedule the test in a timely manner. The program would appreciate that you release your name when signing in at Pearson VUE to take the RDN exam and to be informed on your success!
For MS DI students, verification statements will not be signed until the MS degree is conferred by UB. Degrees are not conferred by UB until the end of the term in which the student completed their degree requirements. This is typically February 1 or June 1.
For questions about the application process, contact:
Nicole Klem, MS, RDN, CDN
Dietetic Internship Program Director
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
University at Buffalo
214 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Information to prospective students related to cost, program calendar and admission requirements are available in the student handbook.
UB has applied to the ACEND to open a new and innovative program in Fall 2022 to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.