Becoming a nutritionist requires completion of a bachelor’s degree and meeting the requirements set by the state of residence. Master's and doctoral degrees in nutrition provide the most comprehensive education for a career as a nutritionist.Continue Reading
Nutritionists must earn a bachelor's degree related to food science or nutrition from an institution of higher education accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.
To become a registered dietitian nutritionist, some states require nutritionists to acquire a state registration for them to practice. This involves having a certain amount of supervised, hand-on-training and taking a competency exam on top of the bachelor’s degree.
In addition, there are voluntary certifications that nutritionists can earn, which allow them to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the field.Learn more about Career Aspirations