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Work as part of a health care team to coordinate medical and nutrition care in an inpatient or outpatient setting. A clinical dietitian relies on Medical Nutrition Therapy to prescribe appropriate nutrition for optimal patient outcomes. The RDN credential is needed to become a clinical registered dietitian.
Locations: Hospitals, health clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation facilities or other medical facilities
Apply evidence-based nutrition knowledge in exercise and sports settings as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who is a specialist in sports.
Locations: High schools, colleges and major sports organizations
Find your audience and promote your personal brand of nutrition guidance via social media platforms, blogging sites, or other online media outlets.
Locations: May work from anywhere with a secure internet connection
Use nutrition knowledge and behavior change techniques to promote health eating and strengthen motivation.
Locations: Private office, work from home or medical facilities
Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) typically work with patients as advanced practice clinicians. They work independently and as members of the maternal-child health team to manage clinical lactation concerns for mother, baby, and family units.
More information can be found on the IBLCE website
To learn more about becoming a lactation consultant, check out our IBCLC program here at MSU Denver
Research and government: (public policy, nutrition researcher, academia, government, sanitation/health inspector, food and nutrition regulatory affairs specialist, nutrition related food scientist,)
Wellness: (holistic nutrition, wellness coaching
Culinary and industry: (culinary arts, food and nutrition product development, food and nutrition quality control technician, food safety specialist, food industry positions)
MSU Denver Nutrition and Dietetics graduates are eligible to take the Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) exam to earn the DTR credential. Once you have graduated and received your DPD Verification Statement from MSU Denver, you may apply to take the exam.
Please provide the following to the DPD Director:
For more information you can also review the Commission on Dietetic Registration Instructions for applying for the DTR Exam.
Allocate adequate time to study. Students are often surprised by the number of test questions focused on food service and food service management (~50% of the exam). Our program is not designed to prepare you for this exam; it is designed to prepare you for the internship and RD exam.
Other graduates have recommended the following study resources: the “secrets” guide to the DTR by the company Mometrix and flashcards online via cram.com. The program has a copy of the Academy’s 6th Edition of the Study Guide for the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians (2011). You may review this guide, including a practice examination, in our office.
Also, it’s always helpful to check in with past graduates who have passed the exam through the Auraria Campus Student Dietetic Association Facebook page.
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For more information on career opportunities, please contact the Department of Nutrition. Click below to send us an email!Email Us
Department of Nutrition
West Classroom 240
8:00am – 5:00pm
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Nutrition
Campus Box 33N
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362