How to become Dietitians and Nutritionists?


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


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:

Nutritionist 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.