Are you interested in assessing a patient’s nutritional needs, diagnosing their nutritional problems, and constructing an appropriate nutritional plan? If so, then a role as a Dietitian may be for you! Individuals pursuing this route may either become a registered dietitian (RD) or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and we can help you on your journey!


Perform very well in all Pre-Requisite Courses (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics)

Score very well on the GRE (Some programs may not require)

Obtain up to Three Letters of Recommendation from faculty/staff who know you well and can speak highly of your work ethic and desire to pursue an advanced degree as a dietitian

Have relevant experience with nutrition, dietary science, or food-related rehabilitation programs

Plan out your 4 year or extended plan for classes & studying – and apply on time!

Be well rounded and show passion in non-medical opportunities shaped around community and leadership!

Create a unique personal statement which speaks clearly of your passion to pursue dentistry. This personal statement should easily distinguish you from another applicant

Practice proper interview skills and techniques

Engage in academic research & clinical science!

Seek the right counselors and mentors to keep you on track, motivated, and ready to become a Registered Dietitian


The application process can be pretty tricky.  University Doctor has all the info you need to get you started!  Find the useful resource below to get you along your way into the Medical School of your choice.  Be sure to contact one of our University Doctor Faculty/Counselor to help you every step of the way!

Complete undergraduate coursework to include the following prerequisite courses:

Register and pass the Registered Dietitian Exam

Having any trouble with the above? We can give you the academic prescription you need to be a competitive applicant. With our team of medical coaches & admissions experts, we are able to increase your clinical experience, academic planning, scores, and LORs.

It is never too late for anyoneThere are numerous alternatives to dietitian schools and paths that will allow you to still become a Registered Dietitian.