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Application for Nutritionist Licensure 


Requirements for Licensed Nutritionist

To become a Licensed Nutritionist in the State of Minnesota requires:

  1. Has received a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major in human nutrition, public health nutrition, clinical nutrition, nutrition education, community nutrition, or food and nutrition; AND
  2. Has completed a documented supervised pre-professional practice experience component in dietetic practice of not less than 900 hours under the supervision of a registered dietitian, a state licensed nutrition professional, or an individual with a doctoral degree conferred by a United States regionally accredited college or university with a major course of study in human nutrition, nutrition education, food and nutrition, dietetics, or food systems management. Supervised practice experience must be completed in the United States or its territories. Supervisors who obtain their doctoral degree outside the United States and its territories must have their degrees validated as equivalent to the doctoral degree conferred by a United States regionally accredited college or university; 
OR 
     3. Has received certification as a Certified Nutrition Specialist by the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists.

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