238. Pathways to a Doctorate: Turning Dreams into Reality

Pathways to a Doctorate Turning Dreams into Reality

This session dicusses getting in, earning your degree and finding the perfect job

  • Release Date: October 27, 2019
  • SKU FNCE19238
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This products is free for those who attended FNCE® 2019.

Are you thinking about pursuing a doctorate in nutrition? Come to this session to learn the scoop on getting in, earning your degree and finding the perfect job! There are many factors that go into making your decision to pursue a doctorate, from choosing a program to funding for your education to the successful completion of a degree. You may be overwhelmed with the number of programs to choose from. How do you decide which program is right for you? Doctorate in Clinial Nutrition (DCN) or Ph.D.? What level reading and writing skills are needed for this advanced degree? This all-encompassing session will provide details on these questions and more. Learn how to put your best foot forward to get admitted, but also on how to excel in courses and complete your degree. Lastly, speakers will provide an exploration of possibilities after obtaining your doctorate degree, from big corporations in industry to academia to non-profit. Come to learn about the most important aspects of obtaining that doctorate.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2 - Intermediate
Learning Need Codes: 1010, 1070, 1120

Performance Indicators:

  • 1.6.2 Prioritizes goals in order to effectively manage time and workload.
  • 3.2.2 Participates in professional and personal development activities for career growth and skill enhancement.
  • 4.1.1 Demonstrates effective problem solving and professional judgment to address a need.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate key aspects between various doctorate programs.
  • Employ the tools needed to select and apply to a doctorate program.
  • Compose a plan of action to be successful in a doctorate program.


  • Janine Dray, DCN (ABD), MSH, RDN, LD/N


  • Kristen Hicks-Roof, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND
  • Zubaida Qamar, PhD, RD
  • Release Date: October 27, 2019
  • SKU FNCE19238