Bond’s Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice (MNDP) program has full accreditation with Dietitians Australia. Graduates have the opportunity to become full members of Dietitians Australia and can apply for Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) status, a credential which is recognised within Australia.
American students who study nutrition and dietetics at Bond University in Australia may be eligible for a 3-year post-work study visa, with immediate recognition to work as an Australian dietitian.
The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the United States of America (USA), and are the agency that provide certification as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). To be eligible for the RDN credential, applicants must satisfy three conditions:
- Successful completion of both an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited didactic program in dietetics* and an ACEND accredited dietetic internship in the USA
- Successful validation of elements in (a) above by CDR
- Pass the national registration examination for dietitians in the USA
Most states require licencing to legally practice in the USA, and graduates must apply to the licencing authority in the State in which they wish to practice. Each State has its own licencing authority, and each authority has its own eligibility criteria for licencing.
*Bond University has been granted candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) as a Foreign Dietetic Education program to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists from May 2021. The program is currently accepting applications from prospective students . Graduates of a cohort designated as having candidate status have the same rights and privileges as graduates of an accredited program.
More information about the ACEND accreditation standards is available here.
Contact Assoc Professor Dianne Reidlinger for more information, email: [email protected]