What is a SHPN RD?

A SCAN dietitian is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with training, expertise and an unmistakable passion for working in one or more of the following areas:

    • Sports performance
    • Cardiovascular health
    • Wellness & Wellbeing

    As registered dietitians, we have met educational requirements set by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    All Registered Dietitians:

    Have completed a bachelor's degree at an accredited university or college with course work approved by CADE

    Have completed a CADE-accredited supervised practice program (6 to 12 month internship)

    Have passed a national examination

    Must complete complete continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registered status on an ongoing basis (similar to other medical professionals)

    In addition, SCAN dietitians typically have unique skills and professional experience that cover three distinct but related nutritional specialties. Sports dietitians specialize in working with high school and collegiate athletes, Olympians, and professional sports teams. Cardiovascular dietitians work with patients in preventive cardiology and cardiovscular rehabilitation. Wellness dietitians work with patients on the many areas of wellness and wellbeing including weight management, and health and wellness coaching. Many have specialized training in their area(s) of interest, such as being a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) or Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

    As the true experts, SCAN dietitians use their knowledge and expertise in a comprehensive approach and in a wide variety of settings every day.

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    Provide personalized (one-to-one) nutrition counseling

    Develop and execute workshops and group presentations

    Write articles for public and professional publications

    Create curricula and teach college-level courses

    Design and conduct scientific research

    Deliver expert presentations at professional conferences and public venues

    Consult with businesses, colleges, hospitals, food companies, and fitness facilities to strategize, guide, develop and implement programs and services

    Serve as a credible resource for online, print, radio, and television media

    Serve as a powerful spokesperson for profit and not-for-profit organizations


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