I took an intro nutrition class a while back, first day of class our professor shows us a video about how important RD’s are how much schooling they have to go through, what kind of “rigorous” tests they have to pass, what kinds of strenuous internships were required.
Some classes within their major are how food suppliers try to market their products, media influences, theraputic excercise techniques, how to measure blood pressure, etc. A few upper level social science classes.
Beyond the basic freshman year sciences(varies from school to school but for the most part) they take a watered down version of an organic chem class(1st semester only no lab)…and a watered down version of biochem (1 semester only)…don’t have to take calc…need one semester of stats and they take a very basic anatomy and physiology class.
They are not competing with other applicants to any type of programs once they are in their major “C’s get degrees”, all they have to worry about is passing classes and passing licensure test.
Technically yes they are “educated” but I don’t think you can consider them to be scientists. If you want to know what they will tell you if you see them just go to usda guidelines because that is what they are taught.
I wouldn’t say I hate rds. I would not seek consultation with one, respect what they do for society, or consider them to have gone through a strenuous educational program.
Not defending RD’s to any degree, because most of the students in my program were indeed idiots that regurgitated their text books word for word and had no real world experience… but, organic chem does indeed require a lab, bio chem is required for two semesters, as well as a mirco biology course and it’s accompanying lab. Its true that “C’s get degrees”, but a degree in nutrition doesn’t make you a RD. You still have to get accepted into an internship, do well and pass a CDR exam. With C grades, you’re not making it into an internship. When I was still in school, a 3.6 couldn’t get ypu in. Just because you took an intro nutrition class a while back, doesn’t mean you know the deal. Like you stayed at a motel 6 or sumthing…