The objectives of ESPEN are to promote the rapid dissemination of knowledge and its application in the field of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition or, more broadly,. Programs typically take five to seven years to complete and are generally designed for those interested in becoming teachers, high-level administrators, or researchers in nutrition and dietetics. PhD students usually focus on a specific area of this field in which they will write and defend a dissertation. A career in clinical nutrition generally requires a bachelor's degree, as well as a license and certification, although actual requirements vary by state and employer.
In addition to working in an institutional setting, those with a degree in clinical nutrition or dietetics can work as researchers or pharmaceutical sales representatives. About 60% of online visits by researchers, doctors, educators, public health officials and others who visit the AJCN to learn about current advances in clinical nutrition come from outside North America. Students with a degree in clinical nutrition generally find careers in institutions that work as dietitians or nutritionists. Students will gain a broad understanding of clinical nutrition, food science, sports nutrition, public health nutrition, and their influence on human health and well-being.
They will develop skills related to critical analysis, entrepreneurship and communication for professional development in the field of nutrition sciences, and improve practical knowledge in the field of nutrition and dietetics for their applications in industry and research.