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Dietetics Option - Verification Process

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Supervised Practice Application Process | Verification Statement


Verification of completion of dietetics programs is the method used by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to ensure that stipulated qualifications for membership or requirements set by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to determine eligibility for the Registration Examination for Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians have been met. At various times in preparing for professional membership or registration, an individual will be asked to supply verification of both academic and supervised practice qualifications. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the individual to obtain the appropriate quantity of verification statements and to safeguard them until the time they are to be used in various application processes.

Who Completes

This form is to be supplied and completed by the appropriate program director. The signature must be that of the program director on record with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics when the form is signed. The form should be signed on or following the date of program completion. Statements that are predated or pre-issued are invalid. The program director will issue the verification statements once all Dietetics option requirements have been completed and the Registrar has cleared you for graduation.

In order to receive a verification statement from the MSU program director, a student needs to have completed a minimum of 30 credits at Montana State University and taken the following classes at MSU:

Course Number
NUTR 321 Nutrition in the Life Cycle
OR NUTR 351 Nutrition and Society
NUTR 401 Nutrition Assessment and Counseling
NUTR 421 Macronutrient Metabolism
NUTR 422 Micronutrient Metabolism
NUTR 425 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
NUTR 426 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
NUTR 494 Seminar
SFBS 451 Sustainable Food Systems
OR SFBS 551 Global Food Perspectives

For students who have previously completed a baccalaureate degree, a verification statement will be issued upon completion of MSU Dietetics option requirements. If Dietetics curricula have been completed prior to the DPD curriculum at MSU or from another university, the DPD coordinator will evaluate each request on an individual basis. You will still be required to complete the classes identified in the verification policy listed above.

Each student will receive at least six verification statements, all which must have an ORIGINAL signature of the program director. You may need these statements:

  • To include in your permanent file
  • To submit with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership application
  • To submit upon acceptance to a dietetic internship
  • To submit with application for state licensure/certification

If you are a senior applying for internships a declaration of intent to complete degree will be requested from the program director when you create your online application through the DICAS system. This form is used in lieu of the verification statement until you graduate.