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Nutritionist & Dietitian Programs in Florida

The road to becoming a dietitian in Florida may not be as long as you thought. This page may be beneficial for finding helpful tips on nutritionist and dietitian programs in Florida, as well as salary and career outlook for these health science professionals. These resources may also help you find specific information on how to become a nutritionist in Florida as well.

Campus-Based vs. Online Nutritionist Education in Florida

Nutritionist schools in Florida may require students to take subject-specific classes such as dietetics, nutrition, physiology and anatomy, as well as courses in management and communication. Prerequisite course work for the programs may include courses in the sciences and math, along with courses in English.

Online programs can offer flexibility that may benefit working students. An online nutrition degree program may also provide greater accessibility to education over its campus-based counterparts, especially for remote students or those with family obligations. However, the most important aspect of an online or campus-based program depends upon what you type of student you are and what you want to gain from the program.

Florida Nutritionist Salary and Employment Outlook


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As of May 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that dietitians and nutritionists in Florida experienced an employment rise of 8.7 percent. Also according to May 2012 data from the BLS, the annual mean wage in Florida for dietitians and nutritionists was $56,610, with a mean hourly wage of $27.22 and 3,180 employed in the state (BLS.gov/oes, 2013).

Nutritionist Salary in Florida By City
2011 Annual Mean Wage
Nutritionist Salary in Orlando, Kissimmee, and Sanford
$63,230
Nutritionist Salary in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach
$55,050
Nutritionist Salary in Jacksonville
$50,670
Nutritionist Salary in Deltona, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach
$48,360
Nutritionist Salary in Tallahassee
$46,720

Nationwide, the BLS projects that dietitians and nutritionists may experience increased employment growth as part of the health care industry due to the important role diet and nutrition have been found to play in preventing illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. Also, the state's growing elderly population may require special dietary needs, nursing homes are expected to experience a demand for nutritionists and dietitians (BLS.gov/ooh, 2012).

Florida Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian Requirements

Florida issues one license on behalf of the Dietetic and Nutrition Practice Council for both dietitians and nutritionists in the state. More information, including education and training requirements for dietitians and nutritionists, can be found on our Florida nutritionist and dietitian requirements page, or visit the Florida Department of Health's Dietetics & Nutrition website.

Nutritionists and dietitians do much more than simply proffer vitamin supplements: They are professionals who can serve as health educators, providing valuable nutritional information to schools and businesses. Whatever your path may be, you are likely to find a nutritionist school that may fit your goals.

Sources:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Dietitians and Nutritionists, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Dietitians-and-nutritionists.htm
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012, Dietitians and Nutritionists, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291031.htm, March 29, 2013
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Florida, March 29, 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_fl.htm#29-0000
Florida Department of Health, Dietetics & Nutrition, Application and License Requirements, July 31, 2012, 
Commission on Dietetic Registration, Laws that Regulate Dietitians/Nutritionists, http://cdrnet.org/vault/2459/web/files/Licensurelawsregulations.pdf

Nutritionist Schools in Florida

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