Should Personal Trainers Also Be Registered Dietitians?

by Kyle C. Ryan, PhD, CSCS and Tesla Oldfield
Personal Training Quarterly January 2012
Vol 1, Issue 1

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Personal training clients may need to make both exercise and nutrition changes to achieve their goals. Combining the nutritional knowledge of registered dietitians and training aspects of personal trainers may be of benefit to clients.

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »

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1. Berardi, J. The future of personal training. 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013 from http://www.precisionnutrition.com/futurepersonal-training.
2. Position of the American Dietetic Association: The roles of registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered in health promotion and disease prevention. American Dietetic Association 106(11): 1875-1884, 2006.

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Kyle C. Ryan, PhD, CSCS

Researcher, Peru State College

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Tesla Oldfield is a four-year student-athlete at Peru State College in Peru, NE, completing her degree in Sports Management and Exercise Science. She ...

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