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Nutritionist & Dietitian Continuing Education Units/Credits CEU CE

Why Complete Continuing Education Credits?

Continuing Education Credits (CE) or Continuing Education Units (CEU) are units of credit that reflect a necessary number of hours of participation in accredited education programs for professionals who hold licenses in nutrition and dietetics. Registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, certified nutritionists including clinical nutritionist, sports nutritionists, fitness nutritionists and more are genery required to participate in continuing education programs for a required number of credit-hours every year in order to keep their certification or license. The amount of continuing education required to maintain certification varies certification agency, as well as by state and nationality.

A CEU provides a record of professional development, to maintain the standards set about for each organization and to ensure that members of that organization are up to date regarding their knowledge, skills and practice methods. Another reason for CEU’s is to ensure that nutritionists and dietitians practicing across the country and around the world are working within the same standards as the others. In this way, continuing education can work to ensure the ongoing integrity of each professional organization.

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What Is The Definition Of A Continuing Education Unit?

The International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET), the national authority on continuing education for hundreds of certification and licensing organizations, defines one continuing education unit as:

  • 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.

Where Can I Complete Nutritionist & Dietitian CEU’s?

There are an abundance of colleges and universities offering courses that qualify as continuing education units. Those who are a member of an organization that provides certification or licenses to their members should check with the organization’s website to find out the standards specific to that group. Continuing education can be earned both at campus locations and online, depending on the course.

continuing education courses for these programs are designed and reviewed by registered dietitians, certified nutritionists and other professionals with advanced degrees and significant clinical experience in the nutrition field. programs and courses are constantly reviewed and updated annuy to include new research.

A list of certified and licensed nutrition professionals who are required to complete continuing education credits to maintain their certification to practice within their chosen organization follows:

  • Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietetic Technicians
  • Certified Diabetes Educators
  • Certified Dietary Managers
  • Certified in Family and Consumer Science (formerly Certified Home Economists)
  • School Nutrition Association (SNA)
  • State-licensed Dietitians
  • Certified Clinical Nutritionists
  • Certified Sports Nutritionists
  • Certified Health Education Specialists Additional organizations are listed below:
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Board of Certification (BOC)
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association Certification Commission (NSCA-CC):
  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)

Advanced Degrees for Nutritionists and Dietitians

Those who are looking to take their career to the next level, or perhaps specialize in a specific area of nutrition or dietetics are encouraged to review the exceptional list of Master’s and PhD’s available through Nutritionist World.

By earning an advanced degree from an accredited program in nutrition science, public health, health and wellness or any number of other programs, current nutrition and dietetic professionals are able to open new doors to increasingly chenging and exciting career paths. Request information today and find out if one of these advanced programs is right for you.

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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
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            • A private institution founded in 1977 with a current total undergraduate enrollment of over 15,00.
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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
            • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
            • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
            • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
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            • Serving as America’s technical career education specialists for 75 years.
            • Offers accelerated associate degree programs that can be completed in as little as 18 months, and bachelor degree programs in as little as 3 years.
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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.
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            IntelliTec College , Colorado Springs
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            • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2005.
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            • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
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            Provo College , American Fork
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            • Alumni are offered free refresher courses for any class they took in their original program of study.
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            • A private, Christian, liberal arts university open to students of any faith.
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            • Average class size is 20 students.
            • 97% of students receive financial aid, with the average freshman receiving $10,000.
            • Has been educating students since 1905.
            • Offers over 25 undergraduate degree programs. 
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            • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business since 1991, with an A+ rating.
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            • Features a student-run massage clinic at all locations, and a beauty services clinic at Greeley and Cheyenne locations.
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