HOW TO BECOME DIETITIAN?
Any person who is currently holder of a degree or a post-graduate diploma in Dietetics recognized by the following professional bodies or its equivalent qualifications, namely:
United Kingdom: Registered Dietitian, Health and Care Professions Council
United States:Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration
Canada: Registered Dietitian, Provincial Dietetic Registration
Australia: Accredited Practising Dietitian, Dietitians Australia
HOW TO BECOME NUTRITIONIST?
Any person who is the holder of a degree (baccalaureate, master, doctoral) awarded by a university or other institution recognized by the Association majoring either dietetics or nutrition.
Scope of professional practice between Nutritionist and Dietitian:
|Providing nutrition services including public health nutrition, community health and tertiary education related to nutrition, but excluding individual dietary counseling, group therapy and medical nutrition therapy.
|Advising individuals and groups on nutritional-related matters. They also modify diets to treat conditions such as diabetes, heart-disease, cancers, gastro-intestinal diseases, food allergies and intolerances, and overweight and obesity, based on professional skills acquired from clinical.