Nutritional consulting?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by PatsGirl1, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. PatsGirl1

    PatsGirl1 New Member

    Just brainstorming here for in the future... What would be a good way to get a foot in the door for working as a nutritional consultant and eventually owning your own company doing just that?

    Let's say if a person has an MBA, personal training cert, certs in Fitness Business Management and Nutrition, what is the next step? I was thinking an MS in Nutrition. I'm thinking RD certification is not necessary (and impractical, the 900 internship hours are not feasible while working). I know about Barton/KSU's AAS/BS in Dietetics and internship, but RDs make little to no $ and are usually stuck doing WIC consulting unless they end up getting into a school lunch program (again, no $).

    The MBA would help give a background in business, connections in various hospitals helps, but is the RD necessary? Or would an MBA/MS/experience with training and nutritional clients be a good first step?
  2. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    I do not have an answer to your question. However, I can tell you that St. Joseph College offers a reasonably priced, online MS in Nutrition.

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