Is Kaplan University, or any other online program good for Nutrition Science?
I’d like to become a registered Dietitian or Nutritionist and would like to earn my degree online. The ADA’s site doesn’t really explain if they accept online programs or not. Does anyone know if you can get registered with the ADA through getting a bachelor’s degree online, at say Kaplan University? Thanks.
Try to find a way to go to a school with classrooms. Otherwise every time you apply for a job you be at a disadvantage in comparison to the applicant who went to a classroom school.
If you have to go online, do not go to Kaplan or another proprietary (for-profit) college. Their degrees are usually much less respected than those of non-profit colleges, either public or private. The best online college is the University of Maryland, but I do not know if they offer the program you are seeking online. You can probably find out on their website.
I hope I have helped you.
What is a good online college to become a nutritionist? all I find are fake degrees help me!?
I need online college because of work and I find nothing on being a nutritionist. I’m tried of people with only 8month programs and fake offers calling, I’m asking the yahoo community for some insight. Thank you
Welcome to the sleazy world of “Nutritionist” training by correspondence.
“The fact is you’re not going to become a legitimate “Nutritionist” without being accepted to and completing the degree program of a real “brick & mortar” school. You might find one that offers some or most of its “Nutrition” courses on-line.
Incidentally, the legitimate programs have names such as “Dietetics” or “Nutrition Sciences”. The word “Nutritionist” has more or less been taken over by altmed crackpots.
What are the best schools that offer online degrees in nutrition?
I am interested in possibly becoming a dietition or nutritionist and was wondering what the best schools in Michigan are that offer those degrees online.
Stick to this basic rule;
Enroll in STATE COLLEGES that offer on line degrees.
MOST of the on line colleges are NOT accredited so when you graduate, you will not be able to get a job .
And state colleges are cheaper, a lot cheaper, than private on-line schools.
im looking into online colleges. Is it true that employers think twice about hiring people with online degrees?
Im really interested in nutrition and hope to become a nutritionist. unfortunatly i’ve recently been informed that some employers dont like the online degrees i was wondering if this is acutally true.
As long as the college (online or campus based) is regionally accredited, any degree you earn should be accepted by any potential employers or other academic institutions.
My best recommendation would be to contact a number of colleges to find the best fit for you and your needs (tuition, schedule, career opportunities, etc.). Too often people enroll in the first school they find rather than taking the time to find the best school for them. Taking that time now could save you a lot of time, money and frustration if you choose the wrong school.
This site has some good info on regionally accredited online degrees and some colleges that offer them to help expand your search:
I think you can enter your info on there for any colleges you are interested in and they will send you more info for free. Good Luck!
What kind of degree will I need for this field?
I’m planning on going to college in the fall (I will be attending college online). I want to go to college to study to be like a dietician or a nutritionist. I want to either work in a hospital as a dietician or nutritionist or I’m starting to think about maybe opening up an organic health food store (plan on also selling vitamins and supplements in the health food store). What kind of degree will I need? Is this a good field to get into?
I like this site for general information and food for thought
Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
Dietitians and nutritionists need at least a bachelor’s degree. Licensure, certification, or registration requirements vary by State.
Education and training. Becoming a dietitian or nutritionist usually requires at least a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management, or a related area. Graduate degrees also are available. College students in these majors take courses in foods, nutrition, institution management, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, and physiology. Other suggested courses include business, mathematics, statistics, computer science, psychology, sociology, and economics. High school students interested in becoming a dietitian or nutritionist should take courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, health, and communications.
As of 2007, there were 281 bachelor’s degree programs and 22 master’s degree programs approved by the American Dietetic Association’s Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.
Licensure. Of the 48 States and jurisdictions with laws governing dietetics, 35 require licensure, 12 require statutory certification, and 1 requires registration. Requirements vary by State. As a result, interested candidates should determine the requirements of the State in which they want to work before sitting for any exam.
In States that require licensure, only people who are licensed can work as dietitians and nutritionists. States that require statutory certification limit the use of occupational titles to people who meet certain requirements; individuals without certification can still practice as a dietitian or nutritionist but without using certain titles. Registration is the least restrictive form of State regulation of dietitians and nutritionists. Unregistered people are permitted to practice as a dietitian or nutritionist.
About job growth?
Average employment growth is projected. Good job opportunities are expected, especially for dietitians with specialized training, an advanced degree, or certifications beyond the particular State’s minimum requirement.
Employment change. Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is expected to increase 9 percent during the 2006-16 projection decade, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job growth will result from an increasing emphasis on disease prevention through improved dietary habits. A growing and aging population will boost demand for nutritional counseling and treatment in hospitals, residential care facilities, schools, prisons, community health programs, and home health care agencies. Public interest in nutrition and increased emphasis on health education and prudent lifestyles also will spur demand, especially in food service management.
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