Massachusetts Dietitians and Nutritionists Continuing Education
Massachusetts-licensed dietitians and nutritionists have a license renewal every two years with a date of birth deadline.
Thirty (30) continuing education hours are required to renew a license. There are no limits for online continuing education courses if CDR-approved. All courses must be on the subject of nutrition, and business courses are not accepted.
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Dietitians & Nutritionists
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: DOB, every 2 years
National Accreditation Accepted: CDR
Notes: All courses must be in nutrition (no business)
Date of Info: 10/13/2015
Massachusetts dietitians/nutritionists can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered on the nutrition & dietetics page @PDResources.org.
Professional Development Resources is a Florida nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) approved to offer continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA): the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board and Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; and by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners. We are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within one week of completion.
Online Continuing Education for Nutritionists and Dietitians
Behavioral Strategies for Weight Loss is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that exposes the many thought errors that confound the problem of weight loss and demonstrates how when we use behavioral strategies – known as commitment devices – we change the game of weight loss.
While obesity is arguable the largest health problem our nation faces today, it is not a problem that is exclusive to those who suffer weight gain. For therapists and counselors who work with those who wish to lose weight, there is ample information about diet and exercise; however, one very large problem remains. How do therapists get their clients to use this information? Packed with exercises therapists can use with their clients to increase self-control, resist impulses, improve decision making and harness accountability, this course will not just provide therapists with the tools they need to help their clients change the way they think about weight loss, but ultimately, the outcome they arrive at.
This course addresses the ethics of practice in nutrition and dietetics in today’s world and satisfies the requirement of the Commission on Dietetic Registration that RDs and DTRs complete a minimum of 1 CPEU of Continuing Professional Education in Ethics (Learning Need Code 1050) during each 5-year recertification cycle in order to recertify. The practice and business of nutrition and dietetics grow and change but ethical practices remain paramount regardless. Potential situations arise that require a review of what the ethical solution(s) should be. This course includes real-life scenarios so you can utilize the profession’s Code of Ethics to identify these ethical issues and come up with solutions and ways to avoid unethical behaviors.
This course explains the basics of lactose intolerance from the prevalence and pathophysiology to the management of lactose intolerance. It also goes beyond the basics by including the dietary treatment of lactose intolerance from a registered dietitian’s perspective by outlining the steps of the nutrition care process and providing strategies for nutrition counseling. It includes information on psycho-emotional factors such as anxiety and depression that can affect lactose intolerance symptoms and pose barriers to successful treatment. Two case studies are included to assist health professionals in understanding the client perspective. This course will be informative for anyone with lactose intolerance as well as registered dietitians and other health professionals who counsel those with lactose intolerance.