Careers and Outcomes

Becoming a dietitian

You must complete the Missouri State dietetic internship certificate program to be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Completing the internship and passing the examination are required for you to become a registered dietitian and for membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Career pathways in dietetics

There are many different specializations for registered dietitians. Dietitians are needed in any capacity that involves planning and educating others about the importance of incorporating a healthy diet into our everyday lives. Specialty areas include the following:

  • Administrative dietitians 
  • Clinical dietitians 
  • Community dietitians 
  • Consulting dietitians 
  • Research dietitians 
  • Teaching dietitians

Dietetic Projected Costs and Outcomes