Are you passionate about health, specifically nutrition, and do you want some help in pursuing a career as a dietitian? Think about getting some assistance from a Varsity Tutors CDR prep class. The CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration) exam is a test that aspiring dietitians need to take in order to become registered. Contact us for information about how our CDR prep courses can assist you with reaching for your personal goals.
Pupils who want to take the CDR exam need to meet specific academic requirements and have had supervised practice experience. They also need to possess a bachelor's degree, plus complete an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics. (The program needs to have received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, or ACEND.) The CDR exam is a computer-based test, and it has a total of 145 questions: 120 scored questions and 25 unscored pre-test questions. You need to answer at least 125 questions correctly to get a passing score. Below are the exam's content areas and percentages:
|Content Area||Test Percentage|
|I. Principles of Dietetics||25%|
|II. Nutrition Care for Individuals and Groups||40%|
|III. Management of Food and Nutrition Programs and Services||21%|
|IV. Food Service Systems||14%|
Each CDR prep course is conducted in a one-on-one environment, making it simpler for a tutor to meet your needs. In CDR prep classes, you can learn at your own speed. Some students learn better with fast-paced lessons, while other students learn better when an instructor teaches a lesson more slowly. Our CDR classes even help you with adopting better study skills. Do you find yourself exhausted because you're trying to cram all of your studying into one sitting? A CDR class tutor can advise you to ease your burden by studying in short bursts and taking breaks in between. Your tutor can take the time to understand your learning style and then present the information in a way that will help you retain the information in the most effective way.
Exam Sub-Topic Examples (Non-Comprehensive)
- Food Science and Nutrient Composition of Foods
- Nutrition and Supporting Sciences
- Screening and Assessment
- Functions of Management
- Human Resources
- Menu Development
- Procurement, Production, Distribution, and Service
Because there's so much to remember, you may find it a bit overwhelming. A CDR class instructor can assist you with this by suggesting you write down a study plan, and then they can help you follow it. Your tutoring sessions can be both efficient and effective. You and your tutor can review topics that you feel like you have a good handle on, and then really delve into the topics where you struggle. A tutor can also help you review the content on the exam with practice tests, flashcards, or drills.
What's awesome about our CDR courses is that they offer a flexible schedule. We don't want you to sacrifice anything important to you, so, we're proud to say that our services can allow you to study while still having time for your other responsibilities. We also provide a Live Learning Platform for you to speak with a tutor through your preferred mobile device. If you're ready to begin pursuing your vocational objectives with a CDR course, please reach out to a Varsity Tutors representative today so they can help you sign up for one.