Applied Research ProjectsComplementary and Integrative Health Attitudes and Education of Dietetics Students About Complementary and Alternative Medicine TherapiesNovotny, Daniela MS, RD, LD; Novik, Melinda PhDAuthor Information Biomedical Sciences Department (Ms Novotny) and Kinesiology Department (Dr Novik), Missouri State University, Springfield. Correspondence: Daniela Novotny, MS, RD, LD, Biomedical Sciences Department, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 65897 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relations with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: July/September 2015 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 - p 209-221 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000037 Buy Metrics Abstract Dietetics professionals and dietetics students are often asked about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. The purpose of this survey was to analyze CAM attitudes, knowledge, desire for further education, usage, and sources of information from 90 undergraduate dietetic students at a Midwestern University. Findings indicated that students had favorable attitudes toward CAM; 92.2% believed that CAM should be integrated into conventional medicine, 82.2% hoped to have CAM available in their practices, and more than 92% wanted more education about nutritional supplements and herbal medicine. Thus, incorporating CAM education into undergraduate programs is beneficial to the nutrition and dietetics profession. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.