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One degree…35+ professional opportunities.

Our undergraduate program currently has a pass rate of 93.75% for the Registration Examination for Dietitians! This exceeds the ACEND standard of 80% and the national average of 88.66%

When you study the science of nutrition at Cedar Crest College, you are laying the groundwork for a wide variety of rewarding career options.  Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are food and nutrition experts who have met the credentialing requirements in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Learn More: What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

How to Become an RDN

Graduates from our accredited nutrition programs are currently employed at some of the area’s most well-respected health care facilities and organizations, including St. Luke's Health Network, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Advantage Nutrition, Aetna, Lehigh University and the U.S. Veterans Administration.

Preparation for Professional Advancement through Cedar Crest College

Our accredited undergraduate nutrition (DPD) coursework is designed to prepare students for application to an accredited Dietetic Internship (DI), graduate school, or the job market.  Students considering entrance to the profession of dietetics as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) should review the Undergraduate Nutrition/DPD details.

Specialty Careers in Nutrition

Qualified dietitians are very much in demand in specialized areas of practice including but not limited to:

  • Public health
  • Community nutrition
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Behavioral health nutrition
  • Environmental nutrition
  • Private practice
  • Sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs
  • Many more positions in both governmental and private sector organizations

The Cedar Crest College Advantage

The highest level of accreditation
Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

A direct track to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

  • Students without prior degrees: The bachelor’s degree in nutrition at Cedar Crest prepares students for the next step in becoming an RDN— a dietetic internship. After a student earns their nutrition degree with verification statement at Cedar Crest College, they may be eligible to apply to Dietetic Internships which provide the supervised practice experience that qualifies them for the RDN credential.
  • Students with prior degrees: The Didactic Program in Dietetics is designed to prepare students for a post graduate supervised practice experience or Dietetic Internship which is also offered at Cedar Crest College. Students are also prepared for graduate schools or the job market.

A college committed to health and wellness
“Health and wellness” is one of the five guiding principles of the College, as outlined in our strategic plan. This means more opportunities for you to put your nutrition knowledge into action at wellness-focused campus events.

Valuable real-world experiences
Our Allen Center for Nutrition, which offers outreach programs throughout the Lehigh Valley, provides students with a variety of civic engagement opportunities. As part of the program, students gain valuable experiences in community, food service and healthcare settings with local nutrition professionals.

A respected name in nutrition education
Our students and faculty regularly present their work at local, state and national conferences. In addition, surveys indicate that internship directors and employers are impressed with the preparedness of Cedar Crest nutrition graduates.

Cedar Crest College Department of Nutrition Mission Statement

In concert with the philosophy of Cedar Crest College and the Standards of Practice of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the nutrition program is committed to developing competent dietetic professionals who serve the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition and act with integrity and respect for differences.

Please review information on our Nutrition Programs