Master of Public Health (MPH) - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Track

Future Graduate Program Model in Nutrition and Dietetics – Fall 2020

The MPH-RDN Track at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga provides the graduate with a strong background in the practice of public health and expertise in the science of nutrition. Graduates are well prepared for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing examination, which is needed to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accepted the UTC MPH-RDN Track as a demonstration program for candidacy for accreditation under the newly released Future Education Model Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics (see These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice.

Applications will be accepted beginning September 3, 2019 for the 2020-21 academic year.

For more information, please contact Francia Portacio, Program Manager:


Accreditation Agency

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics is the accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists.

ACEND® can be contacted by:
Phone: 800/877-1600, ext. 5400
Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995