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Clinical Nutrition

Clinical nutrition, a part of the health care industry, can lead to careers in areas such as health sciences, rehabilitation and counseling. You can learn more about the academic requirements and career opportunities for a clinical nutritionist here.

Inside Clinical Nutrition

The field of clinical nutrition involves many different job titles, such as nutritionist or dietician. These professionals work with clients to create nutrition programs and supervise meal preparation that promote healthy eating habits and treat or prevent diet-related illnesses. Clinical dieticians analyze patients' nutritional needs and develop diets specific to each patient.

Education Information

Completing a master's degree program in nutrition or clinical nutrition is a common route to this career, but a bachelor's degree program could also lead to entry-level positions. Many nutrition programs prepare students to become registered dieticians or other types of clinicians, such as community or sports nutritionists. Some programs have specializations in such areas as pediatrics or public health. Review the articles shown below and learn about bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in nutrition-related fields to see where they can lead you.

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