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.


Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders

Sports Dietetics

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

Gavin Van De Walle

Gavin Van De Walle
Dietetic Student
Nutrition and Food Science
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD

Currently I am a junior studying nutrition and food science with a specialization in dietetics at South Dakota State University (SDSU). In addition to the full time responsibilities as a student, I stay very active in the fitness industry. I am a current International Sports Science Association – Certified Fitness Trainer, a student member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and compete as a natural competitive bodybuilder in the North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation. This combination of nutrition and fitness experience has opened a variety of opportunities. I write articles and blogs for a variety of websites – including SCAN’s Blog – focusing on fitness and sports nutrition. I also contribute to SDSU’s student newspaper as a nutrition and fitness columnist.

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