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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for dietitians and nutritionists in South Dakota, as of May 2012, was between $50,290 and $51,780.
According to the South Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, practice in nutrition or dietetics involves the integration and application of scientific principles of: biochemistry, physiology, management, behavioral science, social science, food and nutrition to maintain the health of any population. Both dietitians and nutritionists must be licensed to practice in South Dakota.
Dietetic and nutrition professionals may work in any number of settings, including:
To practice as a registered dietitian in South Dakota, you must first become licensed, which involves successfully completing the following steps:
According to the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners, you must complete a bachelor or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in:
Further, to sit for the Commission on Registered Dietitians (CDR) Examination and become a registered dietitian (RD), you must complete a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
ACEND-Accredited Programs Leading to a Registered Dietitian in South Dakota:
The following ACEND-accredited education program is located in South Dakota:
If you want to become a licensed nutritionist in South Dakota, you must:
After completing the required education, you must apply to and complete a dietetic internship (DI) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition (ACEND). All ACEND-approved DI programs include at least 1,200 hours of supervised practice, which meets the CDR requirements of 900 hours of supervised practice.
There is one DI program in South Dakota:
After passing the CDR exam, you will be eligible to apply for licensure in South Dakota as a nutritionist or Registered Dietitian (RD). You must complete the application for dietician/nutritionist licensure using the South Dakota Online Application system.
You must first register with the system, which requires you to enter a username and password. You will also be required to use the site’s online secure credit card payment system to pay for the $70 application fee. You can also use the same site to review your status and view any further instructions.
Once you complete the application and pay the application fee, you will receive instructions regarding the additional verification required by the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners.
State License Renewal
All licenses for nutritionists and dietitians in South Dakota must be renewed on June 30 of every year. You must provide documentation of the completion of at least 15 hours of continuing education every year or 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years, along with a license renewal fee of $35. Renewal information can be found on the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners’ website close to the annual renewal date.
CDR Registration Renewal
CDR requires renewal of your registration every 5 years. At this time, you must provide them with documentation of at least 75 hours of continuing education. All continuing education is tracked and managed using the CDR’s Professional Development Portfolio.