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The Essential Text for Students Considering a Career in Nutrition and Dietetics
The Profession of Dietetics: A Team Approach offers students a complete toolbox of resources for beginning a career in nutrition and dietetics. The text's student-centered approach focuses on concrete steps for navigating the highly competitive and often complex steps to personal and professional success in the field. The Profession of Dietetics includes a comprehensive history of the profession, a thorough examination of credentialing and educational requirements, and an analysis of the profession's future. This revised and updated edition includes new sections on distance internships as well as updated information on environmental changes and trends.
The Fifth Edition incorporates the name change from The American Dietetic Association to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and introduces important units within the Academy. The text also covers the new 2012 Standards of Education for dietetics programs that were introduced by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), a unit within the Academy.
This revision also includes new sections on Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways (ISPPs), the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) and Computer Matching.
Key features include:
An emphasis on teamwork and a team-centered approach
Updated references to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
A chapter dedicated to discussing the Core Knowledge and Core Performance requirements which must be met by accredited programs
Photos and graphics that bring the text to life
Profiles of real-life nutrition and dietetics professionals who are making a difference in the field
Extensive practical information on portfolios, resumes, interviewing skills, and transitioning from student to professional
Suggested activities at the end of every chapter allow students to explore topics further and pursue self-directed study
List of web-based resources for further study