What is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

        A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is an individual who is a food and nutrition expert who has met rigorous criteria to earn the RDN Credential.  RDN’s need to complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university and course work approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). 

 

        They are also responsible to complete an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program consisting of 1,200+ hours in various health-care facility settings. The final step in the process to becoming an RDN involves an extremely difficult national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. 

 

        RDN’s study a variety of subjects ranging from food and nutrition sciences, business economics, computer science, culinary arts, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, anatomy, and chemistry.

What is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer?

        A Nationally Certified Personal Trainer (NCPT) is an individual who has studied a multitude of exercise concepts including exercise program design, exercise instruction, exercise science, as well as anatomy and physiology. 

 

        Prior to being certified, each trainer has to pass an intensive exam earning them their Certified Personal Trainer credential.  With their knowledge of advanced exercise concepts, NCPT’s design and implement safe and effective fitness programs. 

 

        Altitude Nutrition & Exercise Consulting only works with the highest qualified personal trainers in the country, including trainers certified through the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Will my health insurance cover Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Services?

        Many health insurance plans will cover some RDN services such as medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling or preventative services. 

 

        To find out if your insurance plan covers these services, please contact your insurance provider for more information. If you are unsure what to ask your insurance provider, contact us today and we can give you more information or get in contact with your insurance provider for you. 

        In the event that your health insurance policy does not cover one of our services, we accept cash, checks, credit/debit card payments including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. We also accept PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App. Please call during our service hours for more information. 

What if my insurance will cover Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Services but you do not accept my insurance?

        Altitude Nutrition & Exercise Consulting works with most major  health insurance companies. Many of our services can be provided at little to no out of pocket costs. However, in the event that we do not accept your insurance or your plan does not cover our services, you can pay us directly. Please give us a call for more information about the pricing of our services. 

      It is important to note that not all insurance plans cover RDN services, so it is important to contact your insurance provider prior to your first appointment. If you do not know what to ask your insurance provider, please contact us and we can complete a benefits check for you at no charge. 

 

      In the event that your health insurance policy does not cover one of our services, we accept cash, checks, credit/debit card payments including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. We also accept PayPal, Venmo, and Cash App. Please call during our service hours for more information. 

 

     

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