Colorado Nutritionist Certification and Licensing
*Do not assume that any schools and programs listed on this site are a path to obtaining the RD credential. For credential information on actual schools that offer programs to the RD credential, view the ADA's official website at www.eatright.org.
Colorado is consistently among the top states in the country when it comes to the nutrition, diet and health of its residents. Obesity is low, exercise is high and healthy food is served everywhere. This, however, is not just coincidence. Colorado also has one of the highest numbers of nutrition professionals in relation to its residents, providing guidance for a healthy lifestyle to those living in the state.
Demand for nutritionists and registered dietitians will continue to grow over the coming decade. For those that wish to begin a career in one of the great number of nutrition fields, there are a few resources provided by nutrition agencies that may help. The Colorado Department of Public Health (www.cdphe.state.co.us) and the Colorado Dietetic Association (www.eatrightcolorado.org) are important resources to find out what requirements may be necessary in any chosen field. Referring to these agencies will assist applicants in their decision of which education program is best of them.
Certification to practice dietetics as a Registered Dietitian is required by both the state of Colorado and the Colorado Dietetic Association, as well as by the national Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the licensing body of the ADA.