In today’s world more people are having health-related issues that are directly associated with their nutritional intake. Becoming a Registered Dietitian will provide you the educational knowledge and credentials to help people and to truly “make a difference” in their lives.
What is Dietetics?
Dietetics is the major, field of study and profession that combines nutrition, health and science knowledge to help individuals and communities address their nutritional well-being.
What is a Registered Dietitian (RD)?
A Registered Dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met the minimum academic and professional requirements to qualify for the credential "RD." The majority of RDs work in the treatment and prevention of disease (administering medical nutrition therapy, often part of medical teams), in hospitals, HMOs, private practice or other health-care facilities. In addition, a large number of RDs work in community and public health settings and academia and research. A growing number of RDs work in the food and nutrition industry, business, journalism, sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs.
Is Dietetics for You?
Do you see yourself counseling individuals about nutrition and eating behaviors to improve their health and well-being?
Would you enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, athletes or seniors?
Would you enjoy learning about the science of nutrition, how the body utilizes nutrients and how to medically treat diseases with nutrition therapy?
Would you like a major and a career path that is challenging, rewarding and growing in opportunities?
Then becoming a Registered Dietitian could be exactly what you are looking for.