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What other majors will be helpful for a nutritionist in case that school doesn't have a nutrition major?

Many schools only have health as an option, should I take that path?

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Lisa’s Answer

Suggest you decide which school or schools you would want to transfer to for nutritionist and ask them for their requirements. You may need to check back periodically to see if courses you are taking will transfer. Or check to see what associates degree will transfer over.
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Kristina’s Answer

I think Lisa's advice is great! Health will likely offer a lot of classes that provide beneficial education for someone pursuing nutrition. Another thing to consider would be a complementary field in an area that interests you. I'm an RD currently working in community nutrition and there's a lot of benefit to having an agricultural/horticulture background, especially if you're interested in working in urban food, farmer's markets, or with the extension service in your state. I think food science, kinesiology, and even hospitality if you're interested in the food service side of things, would be great choices as well.

If you are wanting to become an RD you'll need to obtain your degree from an ACEND-accredited program and complete a dietetic internship. Something else to consider is that starting in 2024 anyone wanting to take the exam to become an RD will be required to have their Masters Degree.
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Katrina’s Answer

I agree with Lisa and Kristina's answers completely. To expand I would encourage you to find the major available to you that thoroughly covers human biology, anatomy, physiology and chemistry. These would be a necessary base to pursue a Masters Degree in nutrition. If you are interested in clinical nutrition, a lot of nursing programs will follow a path similar to nutrition programs.
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Elizabeth’s Answer

Depending on the area of nutrition that you are interested in, you can do food science, human nutrition, physiology, biology, etc. Ultimately, different didactic nutrition programs (if your interest is to become a registered dietitian) will have specific class requirements. Reach out to the school's department to learn what classes they offer and if their past students went into the nutrition field.


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