Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do.
The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived:
CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians with four or more years of clinical nutrition practice. Apply NOW for the November 2018 examination window!

Applications for November 2018 examination window are due September 28, 2018

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Registered Dietitian (RD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) By Demographics

As of September 24, 2018
  • Total Registered Dietitians 100,149
 
    By Gender
  • Female
    89,134 (89.0%)
  • Male
    3,770 (3.8%)
  • Not Reported
    7,245 (7.2%)
 
    By Ethnicity
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    23 (0.0%)
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
    330 (0.3%)
  • Asian
    3,933 (3.9%)
  • Black or African American
    2,521 (2.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino
    3,280 (3.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander
    1,059 (1.1%)
  • Not Reported
    8,644 (8.6%)
  • Other
    1,131 (1.1%)
  • Prefer not to disclose
    2,198 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races
    637 (0.6%)
  • White
    76,393 (76.3%)
 
    By Area of Practice
  • Business / industry
    963 (1.0%)
  • Clinical nutrition, general
    18,956 (18.9%)
  • Communication / publication
    303 (0.3%)
  • Community nutrition
    7,305 (7.3%)
  • Consultation and private practice
    2,730 (2.7%)
  • Culinary
    132 (0.1%)
  • Diabetes care
    3,287 (3.3%)
  • Education
    3,116 (3.1%)
  • Food and nutrition management / administration
    4,168 (4.2%)
  • Gerontology
    998 (1.0%)
  • Hunger / environmental nutrition
    36 (0.0%)
  • Integrative / functional nutrition
    68 (0.1%)
  • Long-term care
    3,585 (3.6%)
  • Not Reported
    38,509 (38.5%)
  • Nutrition support
    1,193 (1.2%)
  • Oncology
    662 (0.7%)
  • Other
    3,588 (3.6%)
  • Pediatric
    1,779 (1.8%)
  • Policy / advocacy
    52 (0.1%)
  • Renal nutrition
    2,597 (2.6%)
  • Research
    1,154 (1.2%)
  • School nutrition
    1,176 (1.2%)
  • Sports nutrition
    462 (0.5%)
  • Vegetarian nutrition
    13 (0.0%)
  • Weight management
    2,209 (2.2%)
  • Wellness / prevention
    1,108 (1.1%)
 
 

*This data is based on self-reported information provided on the Academy/CDR database.