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Dietitian

Nutritional care where people need it most.

Dietitians in the USPHS Commissioned Corps provide nutritional therapy, develop nutrition guidelines, implement educational programs, conduct food safety inspections, and research the nutritional status of underserved populations.

Nutritional care where people need it most.

Dietitians in the USPHS Commissioned Corps provide nutritional therapy, develop nutrition guidelines, implement educational programs, conduct food safety inspections, and research the nutritional status of underserved populations.
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A Message from Chief Dietitian Officer CAPT Gordon

Becoming a dietitian officer in the USPHS Commissioned Corps
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Qualifications

Bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. college or university with a major focus in foods and nutrition, dietetics, institution management, public health nutrition, food science, sports nutrition, or animal nutrition
Completed a current didactic program in dietetics approved by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Completion must be verified with the following ADA-accredited pathways: Accredited Dietetic Internship Program and Accredited Coordinated Program
Current, unrestricted, and valid registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association (ADA)
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Benefits

College loan repayment
Health and dental care at low or no cost
Mobility between government agencies
Tax-free housing and meal allowances
Financial support for education through the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Retirement pension plan
Career advancement and pay increases with years of service
Flexibility to work in a variety of settings

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