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Become a Nutritionist in Minnesota

How to Become a Nutritionist in Minnesota

Health care professionals and students that are interested in becoming a nutritionist in Minnesota will need to obtain a professional license before seeking employment. The Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice only distribute a nutritionist license upon the completion of education, training, and certification qualifications are meet. For instances, nutritionists applying for a license will have to submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university in the United States where a postgraduate degree was earned in one of the following majors: human nutrition, community nutrition, public health nutrition, food and nutrition, clinical nutrition, or nutrition education.

Next, nutritionists will to provide documentation that validates the completion of at least 900 hours of practical training in nutrition. Practical experience is often a required component within nutrition degree programs. Finally, nutritionists will also need to proof of national certification through the American Board of Nutrition (notarized copy of certificate).

Once these eligibility requirements are met, nutritionists will need to submit a license application, along with an application fee ($100-$175) and initial license fee ($150). License renewal is necessary every year in Minnesota. To gain renewal, nutritionists will need to submit an annual $75 renewal fee and complete 45 continuing education units in aspects of nutrition every three years. 


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