Nutritionist Dietitian

Nutritionist-dietitian is a person who is qualified to practice nutrition and dietetics as provided for under Presidential Decree No. 1286 and Republic Act No. 8981.

Board refers to the Professional Regulatory Board of Nutrition and Dietetics in the Philippines.

Except as otherwise specifically provided in Nutrition and Dietetics Decree of 1977, an examination is required to be undergone by applicants for registration as Nutritionist-dietitian. The exam is to be conducted by the Board of Nutrition and Dietetics in Manila, and other places, and dates as the PRC may designate subject to the compliance with the requirements prescribed by the Commission in accordance with PRC Modernization Act of 2000.

Applicants for nutritionist-dietitian board examination, at the time of filing his or her application, shall establish to the satisfaction of the Board:
a. He or she is a citizen of the Philippines.
b. He or she is at least twenty one years of age, in good health and is of good moral character.
c. He or she had finished a standard academic high school course or its equivalent in a school, college or university legally established and duly recognized by the government.
d. He or she is a holder of a bachelor’s degree conferred by a reputable and legally constituted school, college or university with nutrition, dietetics or community nutrition as a major study.
e. He or she has completed the required practical training as may be prescribed by the Board; Provided, That within three years after approval of this decree, graduates of Nutrition and Dietetics who have undergone dietetic internship may be admitted to the Board.

Scope of Nutritionist-Dietitian Board Examination

The examination shall consist of written tests which shall cover such subjects as the Board may prescribe.

Based on Sec. 21 of Presidential Decree No. 1286, in order to pass the examination, an examinee must obtain an average of seventy percent (70%), with no rating below fifty percent (50%) in any subject.

Oath of Profession

All successful examinees shall be required to take an oath of profession before any member of the Board or before any government official authorized by PRC or any person authorized by law to administer oaths before entering the practice of nutrition and dietetics in the Philippines.

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