Career Paths and Opportunities
While the Registered Dietician (RD) traditionally works in an institutional environment, such as hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and school systems under the direction of, or in coordination with, conventional medical physicians, the Clinical Nutritionist (CN) often maintains a private nutritional counseling service or works as part of a team in an integrated medical clinic.
Those CN students who are already primary healthcare clinicians simply incorporate what they have learned into their existing practices. The CN often works in conjunction with other clinicians also dedicated to wellness care and functional medicine, such as nutritionally minded medical, chiropractic, and naturopathic physicians. The CN also has opportunities to work with nutritional supplement, nutraceutical, and clinical laboratory companies.
Graduates of a Masters program in Human Nutrition can also choose to go on to attain a Ph.D., they often become involved in academia, engage in research, become community and media experts in nutrition and wellness, and a multitude of other opportunities.
What are some of the job opportunities for graduates of the nutrition program?
Advance to Ph.D. programs
Instructors for College ,Community College,Universitys
Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives
Vitamin Buyers for Retail
Community Health Centers
Private and Group Practice
Complementary Medical Centers
Practice expansion for Professional Degree Recipients – DC/MS, MD/MS
Medical Research Associates
Organizations for Continuing Education
Designs for Health, Inc.: 1-800-847-8302 – (www.designsforhealth.com)
Moss Nutrition: 1-800-851-5444 – (www.mossnutrition.com)
Metametrix Clinical Labs: 1-800-221-4640 – (www.metametrix.com)
Institute for Functional Medicine: 800-228-0622 – (www.functionalmedicine.org)
Internl. & Amer. Association of Clinical Nutritionist: 972-250-2829 – (www.iaacn.org)
American College of Nutrition: 727- 446-6086 – (www.amcollnutr.org)
Amer. Chiro. Assoc. Council on Nutr.: 540-635-3669 – (www.councilonnutrition.com)
American Nutrition Association: 708-246-FOOD (3663) -(AmericanNutritionAssociation.org)
Independent Certification Organizations
Clinical Nutrition Certification Board: 1-972-250-2829 – (www.cncb.org)
Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists: 727-446-6086 – (www.amcollnutr.org) (CNS credential)
American Clinical Board of Nutrition: 540-635-8844 – (firstname.lastname@example.org) *Offers advanced standing to chiropractic physicians with UB MS degree into diplomate program (DACBN). Only 50 additional hrs of training required versus the normal 320 hrs. This credential is now also open to professionals other than chiropractors.
State Certification Contacts
Connecticut Dept. of Health: 860-509-7562 – (www.dph.state.ct.us)
518-474-3817, ext. 300 (www.op.nysed.gov) *Required additional courses in Food Service Management can be taken on-line through Penn State University at 800-252-3592 (Courses DSM101 and DSM260)
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