Nutrition Fellowship Programs

Eligibility for  Fellowship Training

To be eligible to enter fellowship training in the subspecialty of clinical nutrition, a physician must have completed categorical residency training. Although this will generally be in pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, or general surgery, physicians with other training backgrounds may be considered. Elective schedules permitting, physicians who are enrolled in fellowship programs in subspecialties such as adult or pediatric gastroenterology, endocrinology, critical care, nephrology, or cardiology may pursue nutrition training integrated within their major subspecialty fellowship program.

Clinical Nutrition Training

Clinical nutrition training consists of two principal elements, didactic learning and clinical exposure. The didactic learning can occur before, during, or after medical school and residency training. It can be acquired in a formal graduate nutrition degree program such as M.S. or Ph.D., as part of a fellowship, or potentially through independent study.  The clinical component must be undertaken after primary residency training is completed. It may occur during a fellowship in nutrition or as a substantial nutrition component of a fellowship in a related subspecialty (principally gastroenterology, endocrinology, critical care medicine, cardiology, or nephrology, although other options may exist). While these settings are likely to offer different emphases, they should all insure that the fellow develops expertise in the care of inpatients and outpatients with a variety of nutrition-related problems.

US and Canadian Clinical Nutrition Fellowship Programs

Detailed information about nutrition fellowship programs, compiled through a survey conducted by the American Society for Clinical Nutrition’s Committee on Professional Nutrition Education, is available on this website under fellowship programs. NBPNS desires to keep the list current, and therefore invites submission of information about existing fellowship programs, including any that are not currently listed. NBPNS also wishes to encourage and facilitate the development of new fellowship programs, and invites persons who are interested in doing so to contact us or complete and submit the Fellowship Registration Form.

Available Fellowship Listings:

Canadian Society for Clinical Nutrition (CSCN)-Nestlé Nutrition Fellowship In Clinical Nutrition


Program Requirements for Fellowship Education in Clinical Nutrition

If you are interested in submitting information regarding your nutrition fellowship program, please complete the Fellowship Registration Form and email to