ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal

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ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal:
doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000269059.95841.3e

Crossing the Line: Understanding the Scope of Practice Between Registered Dietitians and Health/Fitness Professionals

Sass, Cynthia M.P.H., M.A., R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D.N.; Eickhoff-Shemek, JoAnn M. Ph.D., FACSM; Manore, Melinda M. Ph.D., R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D., FACSM; Kruskall, Laura J. Ph.D., R.D., FACSM

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Learning Objective: To distinguish the scope of practice (what professionals are qualified to do, given their educational background) between registered dietitians and health/fitness professionals and provide guidelines that will help minimize legal liability associated with providing nutrition information without a state license or other appropriate credentials.

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