Dietetics and Lifestyle Coaching

Dietetics and Lifestyle Coaching



Registered Dietitians (RDs) are often called nutritionists, but actually, the two aren’t the same. A dietitian is a health professional who has a bachelor’s degree in foods and nutrition, as well as practical training in a real-life setting. Four years of formal, full-time university study are necessary to qualify as a dietitian. This university program must be approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Many dietitians pursue a master’s or doctoral degree.

Coursework needed to become an RD may include:

Life Coach

A life coach’s three main objectives are:

  • Guiding – Helps clients release their inhibitions so they can reach their goals.
  • Empowering – Helps clients build their self-esteem and regain their personal power.
  • Improving – Helps clients navigate where they are now to where they want to be.

Some areas that life coaches address include:

  • Building powerful relationships
  • Getting out of a rut
  • Communicating effectively
  • Making more money
  • Living fully and completely

A life coach isn’t a consultant who offers expert advice, but a professional who provides a framework, through questions and exercises, for you to discover the positive changes you need to make.