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Nutritionist and Dietitian Programs in Kentucky

Nutrition and Dietitian careers are fast becoming popular in the Midwest region of the US. As an increased emphasis is continuity put on nutrition and er public health, the industry will continue to rise, following other regions of the US where the benefits of healthy lifestyles are already grabbing hold.

According to the Kentucky Dietetic Association, employment of registered dietitians is expected to grow about as fast as average for healthcare occupations in Kentucky through 2016, as a result of increased focus on disease prevention through dietary habits and healthier living.

Kentucky & Regional Wages & Working Conditions

Nutritionists and Registered Dietitians in Kentucky work in a variety of occupational environments. According to the Kentucky Dietetic Association, some of the most popular career s include the following:

  • Clinical Dietitians in hospitals and extended care facilities;
  • Dietitians in wellness programs;
  • Food service directors;
  • Managers in restaurants; Nutrition specialists for school districts;
  • Directors of community food and nutrition programs; Consultant dietitians;
  • Public health clinical nutritionists.

A list of average salaries for Kentucky RD’s and DTR’s are available below:

Position
Monthly
Annualy
10th Percentile
$3,300
$39,600
25th Percentile
$3,600
$43,200
75th Percentile
$4,500
$54,000
90th Percentile
$4,900
$58,800

Find degree programs, schools and jobs in major cities in Kentucky: Ashland, Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Florence, Frankfort, Georgetown, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Independence, Jeffersontown, Lexington-Fayette, Louisville/Jefferson County, Nicholasville, Owensboro, Paducah, Radcliff, Richmond.

Kentucky State Registered Dietitian and Dietetic Technician Requirements

*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.

Those wishing to become a Registered Dietitian in Kentucky must complete the following criteria as stated by the Kentucky Dietetic Association:

  • Complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university that includes course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education (CADE), the credentialing agency of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
  • Pursue an accredited internship approved by CADE. Students genery apply to these programs during their last year of school and complete the program after graduation.
  • Finally, applicants must pass a national exam required by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the ADA.

Kentucky Dietetic Programs

Kentucky Dietetic Association
The KDA is made up of Registered Dietitians in Kentucky who are working together to serve the public through the promotion of nutrition, healthy eating habits and well being.
P. O. Box 23555
Lexington, KY 40523-3555
Phone & Fax: 859.245.0717
www.kyeatright.org

Western Kentucky University Nutrition And Dietetics
WKU promotes a Bachelor’s degree program through the department of Hospitality Management & Dietetics at WKU that helps to prepare graduates to become Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists in Kentucky.
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101.
P: (270) 745-0111
www.wku.edu

Eastern Kentucky University Family & Consumer Sciences
EKU provides degrees in nutrition, dietetics and consumer nutrition sciences.
102 Burrier Building
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-3445
www.fcs.eku.edu

University of Kentucky Graduate Center for the Nutritional Sciences
The UK Master’s program in Nutritional Sciences provides students with training focused on careers in health care, academia, education, wellness and other nutrition-related fields.
900 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0200
Tel.: (859) 323-4933, ext. 81400

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