Dietitian/Sports Nutritionist

  • Dietetics is the study of nutrient intake and how foods are digested and metabolized in order to provide the necessary energy to fuel muscular activity.
    • Dietitians also study dietary patterns in order to maximize performance and to prevent disease and improve health.
  • To become a registered dietitian, you must:
    • Complete an undergraduate degree in dietetics,
    • Complete a nine-month American Dietetics Association (ADA) approved internship
    • Pass the ADA certification exam.
  • Dietitians can be employed in a variety of settings including:
    • Hospitals, clinics, school systems, and public health facilities.