Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Careers and Students

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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.  

Career Tips

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.

RD Career Path: Sports Dietetics

RD Career Path: Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders

RD Career Path: Cardiovascular Disease 

RD Career Path: Wellness/Weight Management

Looking to find a SCAN Dietitian in these areas? Search here.

Career Information

For more career information, check the ADACareerLink section of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website:

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

Looking for a sports nutrition education program? SCAN maintains an up-to-date list of BS, MS, PhD and online programs as well as dietetic internships that have a focus on sports nutrition. Access the list here.

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.

Student Corner

Student Corner features interviews with SCAN student members. If you would like share your experiences in sports nutrition, wellness, cardiovascular health, or disordered eating and eating disorders, contact the Student Corner Coordinator.

Latest Student Corner Interview


Jessica Isaacs
Dietetic Program
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

I am a non-traditional student (29-year-old mother and wife) in my junior year in the Dietetics Program at Purdue University. After high school I joined the Air Force where I spent 3 years before having my daughter and separating from the military. After leaving the Air Force, I started pursuing my degree with the intention of becoming a nurse—until I fell in love with nutrition.

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