The Council regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.
A recognized Bachelors degree in Dietetics or Nutrition can be followed at any one of the Higher Educational Institutions reflected in the list of accredited Higher Educational Institutions. Undergraduate training should include the three practice areas of Therapeutic Nutrition, Community Nutrition and Food Service Management. Subject to compliance with the minimum requirements determined by the Board, Higher Educational Institutions could place more emphasis in one of the three areas, namely:
Community Nutrition; and
Food Service Management.
List of approved Training Institutions of Dietitians and Nutritionists View document
The Scope and Competencies of the New Dietitian
Nutritionist in the well-being of the South African Population with associated assessment criteria for Entry-Level Dietitian-Nutritionist