Scope of Practice

Scope of practice in nutrition and dietetics encompasses the range of roles, activities and regulations within which nutrition and dietetics practitioners perform. For credentialed practitioners, scope of practice is typically established within the practice act and interpreted and controlled by the agency or board that regulates the practice of the profession in a given state. In today's dynamic, diverse health care environment, demand is increasing for quality food and nutrition services that are delivered in varied settings by RDNs and DTRs.

Academy Definition of Terms

The definitions serve as standardized language for RDNs and NDTRs to apply in various practice settings.

Licensure/State Resources

These Licensure/State Resources are to available to help nutrition and dietetics practitioners perform within the scope of practice.

Focus Area Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance

The focus area SOP and SOPP define competent, proficient and expert levels of practice for credentialed dietetics practitioners to use in professional development.

Video Series CPEU

The videos below, "What Educators and Students Need to Know" and "A Tool for Determining Competence and Advancing Practice," are informative webinars that provide an opportunity to earn continuing professional education credit. After watching each video take a short quiz and earn 1 CPEU.