- Dietetics is the study of nutrient intake and how foods are digested and metabolized in order to provide the necessary energy to fuel muscular activity.
- Dietitians also study dietary patterns in order to maximize performance and to prevent disease and improve health.
- To become a registered dietitian, you must:
- Complete an undergraduate degree in dietetics,
- Complete a nine-month American Dietetics Association (ADA) approved internship
- Pass the ADA certification exam.
- Dietitians can be employed in a variety of settings including:
- Hospitals, clinics, school systems, and public health facilities.