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Why is the Degree Requirement for Registration Examination Eligibility Changing?

CDR based the decision to change the minimum degree requirement for registration examination eligibility on the recommendations of the Council on Future Practice Visioning Report (2012). Almost all other health care professions have increased entry-level educational standards beyond bachelor's degrees. Elevating the entry-level RD education to a graduate level is consistent with the knowledge, skills, and research base required in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

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