URI-Sodexo MS Dietetics Program


12Months to Completion
67-week Semesters
98%Past graduates surveyed who recommend the program

Fall 2023 Applicants

We will begin accepting applications for our Future Education Model (FEM) graduate program via DICAS 3.0 on October 4th, 2022 for a Fall 2023 start. Follow this link to access the DICAS portal. Our program is listed as “University of Rhode Island-Sodexo Future Education Model Graduate Program”.                  

The priority application deadline is January 13th, 2023. The regular application deadline is May 1st, 2023. Note that priority applicants need to upload a transcript including fall semester grades if a bachelor’s degree has not yet been conferred.

NOTE: You do not need to apply to both programs (URI and Sodexo) separately. Only one application should be submitted via our DICAS listing “University of Rhode Island-Sodexo Future Education Model Graduate Program”.

Application Requirements:
– Personal statement
– Work experience
– Volunteer work
– Three References (at least one academic and at least one work or volunteer)
– Honors and awards
– E-portfolio

Note: All students applying for a fall 2023 start will need a master’s degree to sit for the RDN exam. The URI-Sodexo Graduate Program meets this master’s degree entry-level RDN requirement.

Virtual Open Houses:

12/6/22 6:00PM EST – RSVP to Jennifer.Waters@Sodexo.com by December 4th
12/16/22 12:00PM EST – RSVP to Alison.Reyes@Sodexo.com by December 14th
1/11/23 4:30PM EST – RSVP to Gayanne.Wolset@Sodexo.com by January 10th
1/29/23 3:00PM EST – RSVP to Janet.Debelius@Sodexo.com by January 25th
2/9/23 9:00PM EST – RSVP to Jennifer.Waters@Sodexo.com by February 7th
4/25/23 4:00PM EST

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URI-Sodexo is offering a new integrated Future Education Model Graduate Program that was recently approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) for a fall 2022 start. The program meets the 2024 Commission on Dietetic Registration master’s degree entry-level RDN requirement. The competency-based curriculum integrates online master’s coursework with supervised experiential learning. Upon graduation, candidates will be eligible to complete the RDN exam.

The program consists of 17 online courses completed over six, 7-week sessions combined with 1,024 hours of supervised experiential learning.

The URI-Sodexo MS Dietetics Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312.899.5400, https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend.

To obtain the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential, students need to complete the following requirements:                                               

Academic Training and Supervised Experiential Learning
As of January 1, 2024, all students will need a minimum of a master’s degree to obtain the RDN credential. This program integrates didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning so that program graduates are eligible to take the credentialing exam to become RDNs. 

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Exam
Upon completion of the academic and supervised experiential learning requirements, students are eligible to take the national registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. After successful completion of this exam, students receive the professional RDN credential and need to meet continuing education requirements to maintain their registration status. RDNs are also eligible for state licensure. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics contains licensing information in all states – https://www.eatrightpro.org/advocacy/licensure/professional-regulation-of-dietitians.

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