Seven Reasons to Get Your Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition From Fairfield Egan

Seven Reasons to Get Your Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition From Fairfield Egan

Are you a professional looking to make a career change or a registered dietitian nutritionist looking to pursue a doctorate? If so, the Fairfield Egan Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN) is for you. Here are the top 7 reasons to apply today.

1.  Fairfield’s DCN is the First Program Under the Future Education Model in Connecticut

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Our program awards a doctoral degree accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) along with a verification statement to sit for the credentialing exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Those who are currently Registered Dietitian Nutritionists may also enroll for the DCN degree.

2.  A Prior Degree in Nutrition Isn’t Required

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In fact, a master’s degree isn’t required! The DCN degree is open to students with a bachelor's degree in any area who have fulfilled the required pre-requisites. Students come from backgrounds that range from business to biology to English, and more. It is great degree for those searching for a career change, or, for those who are already Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs), if you are looking for a new position that incorporates more advanced nutrition practices, quality improvement, and leadership.

3.  There is a High Demand for Dietitian Nutritionists

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Employment opportunities for registered dietitian nutritionists are on the rise in the state of Connecticut and nationally. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dietitian nutritionists is projected to grow 11% from 2018- 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

4.  You Can Make an Impact in Your Community

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The DCN program prepares graduates to become registered dietitian nutritionists who are leaders in the profession. Graduates expand the knowledge of clinical nutrition to improve health outcomes with particular attention to the needs of underserved or vulnerable populations.

5.  You Can Work in a Variety of Settings

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Registered dietitian nutritionists may be employed in a wide variety of settings, including private practice, hospitals, government, sports nutrition, research, medical centers, and more!

6.  A GRE Isn’t Required

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You heard that correctly, students can apply without taking the GRE.

7.  You are Eligible to Take the Registration Exam

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For those who are not currently a registered dietitian nutritionist will receive a verification statement awarding them eligibility to sit for the Registration Exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

Last Modified: 06-23-2021 10:13 AM

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