What Kind of Degree do you need to be a Dietician?
For most people a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics obtained from a school that is accredited by the American Dietetic Association is the typical entrance into a career as a dietician, but there are those who choose to pursue a Master’s in Nutrition after having obtained a Bachelor’s in a different subject. Whichever path an individual chooses though in order to work as a registered Dietician a person must complete a 900 hour internship (between 9 months and a year in duration)
What Kinds of Courses are taught in a Dietetics Degree Program?
The courses focus on all aspects of the function of the human body as related to nutrition. Some of the required study subjects include:
Can a Dietician Specialize?
Some dieticians do indeed choose to specialize in a certain area of dietetics practice. Some may deal only with sports nutrition and work primarily with athletes while others seek a position working exclusively with children and babies. In fact, there are a number of different specialist certifications that an individual can choose to pursue once they have completed their degree and internship. These include: