Dietetics Education in AR

Your next step towards a career in dietetics and ultimately becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) or nutrition and dietetic technician, registered (NDTR) is to enroll in a university that offers an ACEND-accredited program.

To apply to a DI, individuals must complete at least a bachelor's degree and ACEND-accredited coursework requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics). Currently all DIs must provide at least 1200 hours of supervised practice. This is usually completed in 8-24 months depending on the availability of a part-time schedule or requirement of graduate credit. Individuals completing the program who are verified by the program director are eligible to write the CDR registration examination for dietitians.

Appointments to DIs are awarded on a competitive basis and most use a national computer matching process. Programs not participating in computer matching accept applications only from individuals employed by the sponsoring organization. Prospective applicants must contact program directors for current information, including application deadline dates. More information about the application, tuition and financial aid can be obtained from the program.

DIDACTIC PROGRAMS IN DIETETICS

Arkadelphia

Henderson State University

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
1100 Henderson Street
HSU Box 7510
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Penny J Whelchel
Ms. Penny J Whelchel
(870)230-5542
Fax: (870)230-5172
E-mail: whelchp@hsu.edu
http://www.hsu.edu/dietetics
Accredited
Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2027
Enrollment: 11
Degree Granted: BS
Alternate Education: Evening didactic courses
Articulation: Agreement to transfer some course credits from DT programs on 2-year Colleges
 

Ouachita Baptist University

Nutrition and Dietetics Program
Box 3769
410 Ouachita
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001
Detri M Brech
Dr. Detri M Brech
(870)245-5543
Fax: (870)245-5241
E-mail: brechd@obu.edu
http://www.obu.edu/dietetics/
Accredited
Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2023
Enrollment: 19
Degree Granted: BS
Alternate Education: Independent study
 

Conway

University of Central Arkansas

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
201 Donaghey Avenue, McAlister Hall 100
Conway, AR 72035-0001
Rachel L Schichtl
Ms. Rachel L Schichtl
(501)450-5955
Fax: (501)450-5958
E-mail: rschichtl@uca.edu
http://www.uca.edu/facs
Accredited
Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2023
Enrollment: 116
Degree Granted: BS
Alternate Education: Evening didactic courses , Independent study , Other
Articulation: Agreement to transfer some course credits from DT programs on 2-year Colleges
 

Fayetteville

University of Arkansas

School of Human Environmental Sciences
HOEC 118
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Mechelle T Bailey
Ms. Mechelle T Bailey
(479)575-6726
Fax: (479)575-7171
E-mail: mlb13@uark.edu
https://human-environmental-sciences.uark.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/human-nutrition-dietetics.php
Accredited
Accreditation Term Ends: 12/31/2020
Enrollment: 76
Degree Granted: BS
 

Searcy

Harding University

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Box 12233
Searcy, AR 72149-5615
Sarah L Oropeza
Ms. Sarah L Oropeza
(501)279-4112
E-mail: soropeza@harding.edu
https://www.harding.edu/academics/colleges-departments/sciences/family-consumer/academic-programs/didactic-program
Accredited
Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2027
Enrollment: 20
Degree Granted: BS
Alternate Education: Evening didactic courses , Some distance education courses foreign , Some distance education courses in-state , Some distance education courses U.S.
 

 

DIETETIC INTERNSHIPS

Conway

University of Central Arkansas

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
201 Donaghey Avenue, McAlister Hall 100
Conway, AR 72035-0001
Alicia D Sample Landry
Dr. Alicia D Sample Landry
(501)450-3101
Fax: (501)450-5958
E-mail: alandry@uca.edu
http://uca.edu/facs/programs/dietetic-internship
Accredited
Accreditation Term Ends: 06/30/2023
Full Time Degree
Annual Enrollment: 12
Enrollment: May
Program Length: 15 months
Emphasis: Community Nutrition
Degree Granted: MS
Computer Matching: April
Reserved pre-select slots: 6

Little Rock

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Slot 627, UAMS
4301 West Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
Courtney T Fose
Ms. Courtney T Fose
(501)686-5714
Fax: (501)686-5716
E-mail: ctfose@uams.edu
http://healthprofessions.uams.edu/programs/dieteticsandnutrition/dietetic-internship/
Accredited
Accreditation Term Ends: 12/31/2020
Full Time Non Degree
Annual Enrollment: 14
Enrollment: August
Program Length: 10 Months
Emphasis: Medical Nutrition Therapy & Management in Dietetic Practice
Degree Granted: Graduate degree available
Graduate Credit Offered: Graduate degree available
Financial Stipend for Full Time Non Degree: $8241.00
Other Stipend: None
Computer Matching: April
Reserved pre-select slots: 0

 

COORDINATED PROGRAM

Jonesboro

Arkansas State University

College of Nursing and Health Professions
Nutritonal Science
P.O. Box 910
State University, AR 72467-0910
Joanna Cupp
(870)680-4688
Fax: (870)972-3554
E-mail: jcupp@astate.edu
http://www.astate.edu/college/conhp/departments/dietetics/
Accredited
Accreditation Term Ends: 12/31/2023
Emphasis: Clinical Dietetics
Enrollment Per Class: 20
Enrollment: Fall term
Degree Granted: BS
Estimated Annual Tuition: Resident = $10443 Non Resident = $17643
 
The information in this listing, including program details, is intended to be as accurate as possible when posted, but is subject to change without notice. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics assume no responsibility for changes or errors in the compilation of this information, and no one accessing and using the information shall have any right of recovery on account of its use.