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    Any online degrees to become a registred dietitian. Have BS in liberal studies

    Live in new jersey cannot afford high tuition or 4 yr degree

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    Start here: Accredited Dietetics Education Programs, FAQs for Students (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics). There's a distance education checkbox in the search function.

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    It is my understanding that to become registered you need a Masters degree. You can check the website of your state dept of public health for confirmation and details. Look at Central Michigan University

    https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/ehs/p...Dietetics.aspx
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    Thanks so to become RD I need BS and MS in dietetics?

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    What steps will I need to take if I have a BS in liberal studies but do not want a second BS in Nutrition

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    You don't need a masters degree to become a dietitian. I had to edit my post; I posted the requirements for the wrong state.

    Edit: This is strange. I can't find the government agency in New Jersey responsible for registering dietitians. CADE's website also does not list a contact agency for New Jersey.
    http://www.eatright.org/HealthProfes...t.aspx?id=7093

    There are specific criteria that must be met to become a nutritionist and they can vary by state. Currently, New Jersey is one of the states where licensure is not required, according to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. With some experience or training in nutrition, you can apply and obtain a job working as a nutritionist. However, many other states require certification or licensure so it could be advantageous to gain experience that could support licensure in another state if you decided to relocate.

    Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/31...#ixzz2hWVyd1yh
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    I'm sure it varies from state to state. I don't know the rules where you live so you'll have to do some homework. Also, these programs are not always listed as "Dietetics" but sometimes as "Nutritian." You probably already knew that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr M View Post
    Live in new jersey cannot afford high tuition or 4 yr degree
    Why do you assume online degrees are cheaper than instate tuition? Generally they are not. Anyway, the link Jonathan provided is the one you need to visit. If you have a BS in liberal studies, you have to find a program that rolls everything into it- your sciences and your didactic, you'll need a supervised internship. The only programs that lead to RD must be ACEND accredited, period.

    As far as cost, it is probably cheaper if you'd consider another bachelor's degree. It's also probably cheaper if you can take your sciences locally and transfer them in, but you'd need approval to do that. You'll need the full science sequence of biology 1 & 2 with lab, chemistry 1 & 2 with lab, organic chemistry/biochemistry. That's before you start studying food science, so those classes can sometimes be completed at your community college.

    If you opt for a non-RD degree in nutrition, be sure you have a solid plan regarding what you will do with it, because most nutrition professionals do have the RD credential. In fact, the majority of cohorts in my MS Nutrition program already had their RD before enrolling. (my MS program does not lead to an RD)
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    I don't know what the employers are looking for in New Jersey, but the state does not require you to be a registered dietitian.
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    Nutrition 101 Free Lesson

    "If it tastes good, spit it out, if it tastes like cardboard, eat it!" hehe
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    Nutrition 102 free lesson

    When you go to the supermarket buy more food that is in the outer circle (fresh vegetables, fruit) and less food from the inner circle (processed, packaged, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    Also, these programs are not always listed as "Dietetics" but sometimes as "Nutritian." You probably already knew that.
    "Dietitian" is one thing. "Nutritionist" is completely another. When I took my single, 2-credit college course in nutrition (instructor was a registered Dietitian) she told us that at that time (1989) here in Canada, a Dietitian needed a specific Master's - no ifs or buts, whereas anyone, regardless of training or lack thereof, could call themselves a "nutritionist" and not go to jail. I'm not sure if that's still true...but it was, then.

    I think Jennifer said it best: "The only programs that lead to RD must be ACEND accredited, period."
    With her background, I guess she should know.

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    BTW - I've always been glad of that nutrition course. I needed 2 credits in ANYTHING to finish up and that course was my seventh choice. The first six night courses I wanted didn't run - summer term, low enrolment.

    I learned more good things than I expected -- by far. It's so important - everybody's gotta eat -- and health, quality of life and longevity revolve around what you eat -- and what you don't. I'm sure that both the personal advice and the teaching I got in that course have contributed hugely to my excellent health at 70 -- heck, even the fact that I'm still around. I thank my Maker for my health daily -- and I should thank Linda (that was her name) once again for her excellent diet & nutrition instruction, back all those years ago. I'm glad I listened!

    Linda, you rock!

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    Nutrition and dietetics is a very complected field. There are state licenses and credentials (RD, nutritionist, diet tech, etc) and the rules governing them depend on each state. The site link below is pretty helpful as far as figuring out what the state requires. Again, if you're planning on NOT getting an RD, you need to have a good plan how to use your degree. You can't use the word nutrition or diet (and in many states "weight loss") or you can be charged for practicing without a license. There really are rules, and you should know that there are TONS of nutrition degrees out there- but a degree in nutrition is not the credential that allows you to practice; a degree leads to a degree (BA, BS, MA, MS). To become an RD or licensed, you need a credential, and all credentials are very specific about education requirements. Obtaining anything that leads to a license requires a clinical and heavy science. You have to attend an approved program and pass a credential exam IN ADDITION to earning a degree. Even in the couple states that are somewhat flexible, the laws are changing and dietitians are fighting hard for required licensing. Center for Nutrition Advocacy | Empowering Professionals To Transform Health Through Nutrition
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