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 NDTRs.
The focus area SOP and SOPP define competent, proficient and expert levels of practice for credentialed dietetics practitioners to use in professional development.
The learning module below, divided into two parts, consists of an overview of the Scope of Practice, an outline of what's new in the revised 2017 documents and practical applications utilizing case studies. Also available is a learning module dedicated to the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance.