What Is An RDN?

?A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a nutrition professional that has undergone extensive education and training to become certified to practice and provide Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). A Dietitian’s job as a whole is to translate the complex science of nutrition into practical everyday solutions for healthy living. This is not to be confused with anyone who can call themselves a ‘nutritionist’ – as this is not a regulated term. The RDN designation highlights the fact that all Registered Dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are Registered Dietitians.

RDNs can work in a variety of settings ranging from hospitals, community facilities, long term care, universities, schools, behavioral health, to private practice.


Average Required Years of College Education

Minimum Hours Required of Supervised Practice

National Registration Exam