Careers and Students
Student members are an essential group to our profession and are at the heart of what makes SCAN tick. Many of our events, programs, and activities would not be possible without the countless volunteer hours put in by dedicated student members. Mutually, SCAN offers many incentives to its student members. These include relevant academic and certificate information, peer-to-peer networking, mentoring, an annual Graduate Student Grant, a Student Award and free or discounted education materials on key topics. Above all SCAN leaders are committed to encouraging and leading students toward successful careers beyond graduation.
The Career Tip Sheets were developed by SCAN members who work in sports dietetics, wellness, cardiovascular health, and the prevention and treatment of disordered eating and eating disorders.
Looking to find a SCAN Dietitian in these areas? Search here.
For more career information, check the ADACareerLink section of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website: www.eatright.org.
Online Continuing Professional Education
SCAN offers a variety of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) opportunities to both members and non-members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Once you have completed the activity, you may take the required quiz online.
Sports Nutrition Education Programs
For general information about becoming a registered dietitian (RD) or a dietetic technician (DTR), contact the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) here.
Latest Student Corner Interview
Senior, Dietetics Major
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
I am a senior dietetics major at the University of Maryland and am originally from New Jersey. Running is one of my favorite hobbies and I will run my second marathon, the Walt Disney World Marathon, January 2014, in Florida. I can’t wait!
I intern at Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, a private practice dietitian’s office in Maryland. I absolutely love it. I work closely with seven talented, intelligent, and determined registered dietitians (RDs) who have taught me so much! Currently, I am most interested in sports nutrition and eating disorders. I recently attended the 2013 National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Conference in Washington, DC on a scholarship and learned so much about current research in eating disorders. I could not imagine any other career except being an RD and working with clients, especially athletes who struggle with disordered eating.