Scheduled: RD Exam!


After over 1200 hours of supervised practice throughout my dietetic internship at WVU, I am finally eligible to take the RD (Registered Dietitian) exam! It’s been a long, long road, but this comprehensive exam is the final step towards becoming a Registered Dietitian.

The RD exam consists of 4 domains:

DOMAIN I: Principles of Dietetics (12% of exam)

A. Food Science and Nutrient Composition of Foods

B. Nutrition and Supporting Sciences

C. Education and Communication

D. Research

E. Management Concepts

DOMAIN II: Nutrition Care for Individuals and Groups (50% of exam)

A. Screening and Assessment

B. Diagnosis

C. Planning and Intervention

D. Monitoring and Evaluation

DOMAIN III: Management of Food and Nutrition Programs and Services (21% of exam)

A. Functions of Management

B. Human Resources

C. Financial Management

D. Marketing and Public Relations

E. Quality Improvement

DOMAIN IV: Foodservice Systems (17% of exam)

A. Menu Development

B. Procurement, Production, Distribution, and Service

C. Safety and Sanitation

D. Equipment and Facility Planning

E. Sustainability

I have scheduled my exam for one month from now (mid-July). I already ordered Jean Inman’s review course and CD’s and have been slowly reviewing the material. I also have two RD exam prep apps on my iPhone for studying on the go. However, I would love to hear any tips/suggestions/advice from anyone who has already taken the RD exam! Please feel free to comment below. 🙂

Ah, I’m so nervous/scared, but now it’s off to study! Wish me luck 🙂

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