Non-Registered Dietitians & Non-Licensed Dietitians
To understand what a Non-Registered Dietitian is we have to first define a Registered Dietitian. A Registered Dietitian requires a bachelors degree from an ADA accredited school. A Registered Dietitian follow these 4 distinct requirement as stated by www.cdrnet.org
- Completed the minimum of a Bachelors degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
- Met current minimum academic requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA);
- completed a supervised practice program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA);
- successfully completed the Registration Examination for Dietitians; and
- complied with the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) recertification requirements.
These ADA accredited schools are a select few of campus college locations that are found throughout the country. Some people have found it diffucult finding an ADA accredited college near their area which leads to many people opting to study to become a non-registered dietitian or nutritionist online.
Non-licensed Dietitians are similar to nutritionists that they do not go through the RD training and licensure. You will usually find them working in a hollistic nutrition setting. Nutrition Jobs have become well regarded due to a booming industry and new drive about being conscious of our health in the last few decades. There are now many nutritionist and non-registered dietitian bachelor's degree programs and training schools that offer highly regarded and respectable degrees in nutrition.