Texas licenses dietitians only as licensed dietitians. However, there is no licensure requirement for providing nutrition care. Only licensed individuals may use the title "dietitian," "licensed dietitian," or any facsimile.
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Qualification Requirements for State Licensure or State Certification:
- Academic: A bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution with a major course of study in human nutrition, food and nutrition, nutrition education, dietetics, or food systems management, or an equivalent major course of study approved by the department.
- Experience: Completion of an internship or pre-planned, documented, professional experience program in dietetics of at least 900 hours under the supervision of a licensed dietitian or a registered dietitian approved by the department.
- Examination: The Registered Dietitian (RD) examination established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or an examination approved by the Department
Disclaimer: This is a preliminary interpretation of language of state statutes and regulations, and cannot substitute for legal counsel.