Nutritionist Certification and License in Wyoming

Getting informed about academic and work phases might help you to progress properly. When it comes to licensure or certification, you must have a thorough knowledge of everything, state rules and other requirements.

Nearly every state has a particular board which is responsible for getting people licensed. This licensure is mandatory for operating and working in the state. Every applicant has to show license for work. These requirements are set because the board does not want illegal practices which might result in risking life of people. Moreover, licensure provides a title protection which means if you have it, then you have crossed many professional stages of education and examinations. It also means you have a professional work experience which could be used to provide proficient services to people.

Licensing in Wyoming

You should know that there was no nutritionist certification in Wyoming till June 2012 but recently it was announced that “It’s Time to Get Licensed”. It meant that all the dietitians who are registered have to be licensed in Wyoming, a statement presented by the dietitian board. The date board has decided for providing licensures was July 1, 2012.

The requirements for application:

  • Application fee which has been set for licensure is $200.
  • You should submit the money through check in the name of “State of Wyoming” as cash is not accepted.
  • The license remains valid for 2 years.
  • The processing time for application is 2-5 days.
  • The address for application is, Wyoming Dietetics Licensing Board, 1800 Carey Avenue, 4th Floor, and Cheyenne, WY 82001.

The requirements set for licensure are:

  • You must be 18 years of age to apply for it.
  • You must be a resident of the US.
  • You must have not committed any illegal practice within and outside your work limits.

The requirements of education are:

  • You need to have a minimum baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university of the US.
  • It should focus on courses of food and nutrition, nutrition education, food system management and more.
  • You could even look for courses that are equivalent to the above courses but should be approved by the licensing board.

The requirements of experience are:

  • The pre-professional experience which is to be acquired by you is of 900 hours.
  • You should gain this experience under a registered or licensed dietitian. You could even be a doctorate degree holder by majoring in dietetics or food system management.

You could contact the board at: Dietetics Licensing Board, 1800 Carey Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne WY 82002, (307) 777-3628

Degrees and Courses

There is a master’s degree program available at State University of Wyoming. You could acquire this degree in food science and human nutrition. By this degree you could enter settings of health and wellness, food product development, food microbiology and human nutrition research. You could even choose an online degree in nutrition as it might be short as well as flexible for you. Courses that are taught in this program are

  • Food Analysis
  • Experimental Foods
  • Carbohydrate and Ethanol Metabolism
  • Medical Virology
  • Sport Psychology
  • Methods of Training and Conditioning

Salary and Job Openings

The average salary that nutritionists and dietitians earned in this state in 2011 was $57,840 per year and $27.81 per hour. There were around 70 jobs in 2011. Now as the particular board is operating in this state, more and more people are entering nutrition and dietetics field (BLS).

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