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Nutritionist Certification

To become a Nutritionist you first will need at minimum a bachelor’s degree. Any Nutritionist with requirements above and beyond that specific states recommendations such as various training, more advanced or graduate degrees certifications, Licensures, and registration.

What requirements are there for Nutritionist Certification?

Once you have received your degree such as a nutrition science / health science degree your next step will vary by state requirements to get certification. It helps to get additional academic courses and internships once your education is completed. Although not required for a nutritionist, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) has a certification exam taken by many registered dietitians but also can be taken by nutritionist to increase their chances at a rewarding career and is recommended by the commission on Dietetics. According to the Department of Labor, 46 states have a law related to the standards for nutritionists. Out of these 46 states, 30 need licensure, 15 need certification, and 1 requires a registration with the state upon graduation from an accredited program. Along with the exam a supervised internship is required for this certification. There are two ways to get this internship completed:

Nutrition Dietetics

Nutritionist and Dietitian Internship options for Certification

  • This option is sometimes done at the same time as your education. Mainly done for applicants interested into becoming a registered dietitian. This program is accredited by the commission on Dietetic Registration. The completion of this program is usually done in 4-5 years along side your education. This requirement was created Sept. 2009 and has 51 accredited programs throughout the country that combines academic practices and hands on experiences.
  • This option requires 900 hours of hands on supervised experiences and practices in any of the 243 internships throughout the country. If full time can be completed around 6 months and part time can take anywhere from 1-2 years for completion.

There is room for advanced and higher level dietitians and nutritionist to move into management positions such as assistant and/or directors of dietetic departments. There is also the option of being self employed or contractor specializing in many various advanced areas such as diabetic, cardiovascular, renal, or pediatric dietetics.

For more details about types of Dietician Certification License, click here.

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            IBMC College , Colorado Springs
            • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business since 1991, with an A+ rating.
            • One of the 2014 Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges, according to Military Times.
            • Features a student-run massage clinic at all locations, and a beauty services clinic at Greeley and Cheyenne locations.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
            • 4 campus locations in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Fort Collins, Longmont, and Greeley, Colorado.
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            • Ranked among the Best Colleges in the South in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Ranked the 13th  Best College for Veterans in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • A private institution founded in 1977 with a current total undergraduate enrollment of over 15,00.
            • Its student-faculty ratio is 12:1, and 89.3% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
            • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
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            • Offers training in various types of massage therapy, physical therapy/sports rehab, and personal fitness training & wellness.
            • Teaches in an environment that promotes learning and encourages empathetic and compassionate therapists.
            • Career service professionals work directly with students from the start of their program, and help them pursue employment in day spas, luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other locations.
            • Students can work in the SOCHI Massage Clinic to gain experience and build their career skills.
            • Financial aid representatives help students develop a personalized financial plan to finance their tuition.
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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
            • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
            • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
            • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
            Good for Working Adults
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
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            • Transferable Credits
            Intercoast Colleges , West Covina

            • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
            • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
            • 8 campuses located across California, with 3 additional campuses in New Hampshire and Maine and online options.

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            • Offers career-focused programs in allied health, business, and computer technology, and more.
            • On-the-job training available through externships, internships, and clinical placements.
            • Graduates in good standing can take refresher sessions in courses at no additional cost.
            • Day and evening class options are available for flexible scheduling.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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            Provo College , American Fork
            • Features programs developed with industry professionals who assist with curriculum development and often recruit graduates.
            • Teamed with Solutions at ECMC to help students manage educational loans and offer resources free of charge.
            • Alumni are offered free refresher courses for any class they took in their original program of study.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
            •  Part of the Eagle Gate College Education Group, alongside Eagle Gate College.
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            • Accredited
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            • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
            • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
            • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
            • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
            • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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            IntelliTec College , Colorado Springs
            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Voted one of the Best Technical Colleges in 2014 by The Gazette’s “Best of the Springs” magazine.
            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2005.
            • Features public salons and massage clinics where students can get real-world experience.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            • Accredited
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            Platt College , Anaheim
            • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
            • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
            • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
            • 3 campuses in Southern California.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            • All associate degree students are required to take an externship courses with local businesses or healthcare facilities for work experience.
            • Originally founded in 1858 as the Elmira Business and Shorthand College, and is currently listed as an ACICS Centennial Honoree.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
            • 2 campuses in Elmira and Vestal, New York.
            • Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
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            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
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            Centura College , Newport News
            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Listed as a 2015 Best for Vets school in the Career & Technical College category by Military Times.
            • Offers programs in health science, business, legal studies, technology, and skilled trades such as HVAC and building maintenance &    repair.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
            • 3 campuses located in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
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            •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
            •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
            •  Strives to be a student’s partner in lifelong learning; committed to helping them achieve their goals.
            •  Serves students of all ages, from first-graders learning to read to professionals seeking postgraduate training.
            •  Provides career-oriented diploma through master’s programs in fields such as healthcare, business, legal and paralegal services, information technology, criminal justice and design.
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            • Serving students in higher education since 1941.
            • Offers diplomas and degree programs in accounting, healthcare, and business. 
            • Uses a unique inverted curriculum that enables students to take core classes in their first year.
            • Provides flexible scheduling for students with four start times per year.
            • Has 36 campus locations across the United States, as well as online courses.
            • Formed program advisory boards to ensure that all course material stays up to date.
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            • Based on their 2014 graduate survey, 85.7% of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.
            • Offers academic assistance services for students, including tutors, personal advisors and SMARTHINKING, their 24/7 online learning assistance center.
            • 84% of surveyed graduates said they would recommend Central Penn College to a friend.
            • On-campus housing is provided through  apartments and townhouses, not dorms.
            • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on HIgher Education (MSCHE).
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