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Specialty Practice Experience

Specialty practice experience must be related to the specialty area for which certification is being sought.

Renal nutrition practice experience that qualifies includes:

Working directly with adults and/or children with acute or chronic renal dysfunction or failure, under treatment by kidney transplantation, dialysis, or other modalities in a variety of settings (home, hospitals, other treatment centers, etc.) OR indirectly as documented by management, education, or research practice linked specifically to renal nutrition.

Pediatric nutrition practice experience that qualifies includes:

Working directly with healthy and/or ill children (newborn to 18 years of age) as well as children with special health care needs in a variety of settings (hospitals, community-based and /or family-centered programs, education programs, home, etc.) OR indirectly as documented by management, education, or research practice linked specifically to pediatric nutrition.

Sports Dietetics practice experience that qualifies includes:

Working as a Registered Dietitians for a minimum of two years applying evidence-based nutrition knowledge in exercise and sports. They assess, educate, and counsel athletes and active individuals. They design, implement, and manage safe and effective nutrition strategies that enhance lifelong health, fitness, and optimal performance.

Gerontological Nutrition practice experience that qualifies includes:

Gerontological nutrition dietitians design, implement and manage safe and effective nutrition strategies to promote quality of life and health for older adults. They work directly with older adults to provide optimal nutrition and food sources and information in a variety of settings (such as, hospitals, long term care, assisted living, home health care, community-based nutrition programs, food service industry, correctional facilities, governmental programs, related industries), or indirectly as documented by management, education or research practice linked specifically to gerontological nutrition.

Oncology Nutrition practice experience that qualifies includes:

RDs working directly with individuals at risk for, or diagnosed with, any type of malignancy or pre-malignant condition, in a variety of settings (e.g. hospitals, clinics, cancer centers, hospices, public health) OR indirectly through roles in management, education, industry, and research practice linked specifically to oncology nutrition.

Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition practice experience that qualifies includes:

Certified specialists in pediatric critical care nutrition are experienced registered dietitian nutritionists who apply evidence-based nutrition knowledge in providing medical nutrition therapy for critically ill infants, children, and adolescents. Additional roles could include care coordination, education, quality improvement, or research linked specifically to pediatric critical care nutrition.