Whether you are already a nutrition and dietetics student or you're already in the workforce and looking for a change in careers or a high school student exploring your options, we welcome you to the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website!
Dietetics is the science of managing food and nutrition to promote health and wellness. Dietetics is a growing field that is open to creativity and opportunities that are endless! If you want a career that is exciting, challenging and allows you to succeed, excel and feel good about what you do, then consider the field of dietetics.
This page contains a brief introduction of the steps to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR). It also includes education and scholarship opportunities available here in West Virginia. We encourage you to also visit the Student page on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' website for additional information on careers, internships, and certifications, in food and nutrition, as well as scholarships and preparation aids for registration examinations.
You can also learn more by visiting a couple of Facebook pages, the WVU Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics - SAND and the Marshall University Student Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), formerly known as a Registered Dietitian (RD), is a highly qualified health care professional educated in nutrition and foods.
An RDN has a Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science degree in human nutrition or dietetics and has successfully completed a dietetic internship and passed the registration examination administered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. An RDN receives specific education and training to provide medical nutrition therapy and nutrition counseling to promote optimal nutrition, health and well-being.
In the state of West Virginia, the educational opportunity to become a dietetic professional is available through programs offered at both Marshall University, in Huntington, and West Virginia University, in Morgantown.