A licensed nutritionist is considered an expert who links good nutrition to better health. In today’s world, obesity is on the rise and people are concerned about living a healthy lifestyle. A degree in nutrition will enable you to help individuals make the right food decisions and advise them on the effects of various kinds of food on their health. A nutritionist may also evaluate an individual’s needs and habits and educate about healthy eating habits.
Many nutritionists have completed a bachelor’s degree with an accredited nutrition curriculum, have completed an internship and have passed a licensing exam.
Upon completion of this program you can work in a variety of environments including private practice, hospitals, nursing homes, and research companies. Use your training to administer medical nutrition therapy, to educate clients about the connection between food, fitness and health, from marketing of food products to working with sports teams in recommending appropriate diets for athletes and wherever else nutrition information is needed.
High School Diploma or GED. Student must possess 24 credits from a regionally accredited institution OR minimum 3.0 high school GPA AND a 21 or higher on the ACT/1000 old SAT/1080 new SAT (If the student has been out of high school for more than 5 years, the ACT/SAT score requirement is waived and only high school transcripts are needed.)