Say goodbye to soul-crushing study guides.
Introducing a new science-based RD exam training for future dietitians. An online video course designed to help you remember more, study smarter, and pass the RD exam in under 90 days.
Researched for over four years, it's designed to be a step-by-step system that helps you focus, builds your confidence, remember longer, become a strong test taker and pass the RD exam.
"The Nutrition Genius RD Exam Training is a new science-based RD exam review that guides you through all 4 domains of the RD exam. Built on the principles of successful learning and memory, it's created to walk you through every nook and cranny of the RD exam - every topic, every section - to help you become a confident, sophisticated test taker as well as better Registered Dietitian."
The RD exam is the start of your new career. And most study guides don't always help you study right. show you what to do, what not to do, and where to pour your focus.
I once failed the DTR exam several years ago, deconstructed that entire study guide, and rewired it with learning strategies I discovered through scholarly articles. My score jumped up by several points the second time I took the exam.
After working with countless RD eligibles, through casual conversations over the telephone, forums on the internet, and via emails — originally just for fun — I learned what people were really struggling with; which is how to study. This is a gap I have set out to fill, by weaving in these science-based learning strategies and covering dietetics in a comprehensive manner.
What's interesting is that there is a direct synergy between your ability to learn and your capacity to excel as a dietitian. The deeper value of this program, is that it will inevitably patch up some of your learning gaps while you prepare for the exam. I believe this will increase your value and confidence as a Registered Dietitian in the long run.
This program is for the new graduate looking to pass quickly, for the RD eligible that has struggled in passing, or even a returnee coming back to the world of dietetics.
Over the years, what was complicated has turned out to be pretty simple. I've taken the the top learning strategies from the science of successful learning and memory (and other theories), and worked them into three key areas of this program: video lectures, test questions, and super power solutions, my pet name for memory exercises.
I've broken down each topic from the CDR's outline into several bite-size video lectures, ranging 5-15 minutes long. The number of videos inside each topic vary. This means one topic can contain as few as 3 videos and as many as 11. Regardless, I've aimed to keep it brief, comprehensive, and run through all the points you need to know in a short lecture.
Watch the lesson.
Each video lesson runs 5-15 minutes long and contains memory building features to help you anchor the information longer. We we will explore these features in just a moment.
After watching a video lesson, you will complete a 5-10 question quiz. Quizzes are created to help you address two levels of studying: 1) simple recall and 2) application. Stay tuned for the psychology & research behind these questions..
Complete memory exercises.
Some topics are complex and contain optional memory exercises after the quizzes. These exercises are unique, fun, and designed to help you remember.
There's nothing like the "real deal", is there? There are three practice exams placed between specific domains. Each exam is 125 questions and features a timer, just like the real RD exam.
Let's walk through each of these steps and learn how each one was designed to help you pass the RD exam. Before we do that — we need to look at the research.
I've sifted through the academic research, deconstructed theories, and turned them into strategies and applied it to the RD exam. Flip through my research file and have a look at the strategies and theories I've based this new training from. Every strategy is explained in a simple way.
Testing yourself is recalling facts or concepts from your memory through methods likes quizzes and questions.
Research shows, the act of "fetching information" strengthens the neural passages between your brain cells and allows you to cement information into for long-term memory.
Want to hear my version? If you test yourself, you will break illusions of what you think you know, mirror the testing environment, hash out knots and kinks in your understanding, and boost the chances of passing the RD exam on your first try. This is the power of self-testing.
As you might have guessed, I've placed this strategy into step #2 and step #3 —quizzes & tests!
Most people study for the RD exam in chronological order. Think different and mix it up. The concept? Mix apples with oranges.
Research shows if you jump from topic 'A' to topic 'C' then back to topic 'B' - you will remember it better .
Why? Switching gears illuminates the differences between different RD exam topics and this process pushes you to forget and remember information better.
Bottom line? Don't stick around studying one thing too long - jump around between topics and questions before you achieve mastery. This is interleaving.
The only caveat? You don't want to use this strategy when you're trying to learn something new. For that reason, I've tucked this strategy into step #2 and step #4 — quizzes and tests.
STRATEGY #3: SPACED-REPETITION
Research shows, if you space out your study sessions, you allow yourself to get "rusty" and when you revisit information - you will remember it better.
Meaning, abandon a topic you just studied for a few days, get rusty in between study sessions, then review that information. This is spaced repetition.
Spaced repetition breaks the natural cycle of memory loss over time.With a strategy like this in your back pocket, you will study smarter not harder.
This strategy is used in the quizzes —step #2— of this RD exam training, where you'll encounter a new quiz after every topic you complete. This gives you that gap, that spacing effect.
THEORY #1: VISUAL MEMORY
What is it?
Rumor has it - human memory is visual. We process pictures thousands of times faster than text. The key is knowing how to apply your visual memory to the RD exam - the right way.
Here's the problem. Most RD exam study guides don't contain many illustrations. They're ongoing bullet points, packed with tons of information, and you'd be hard pressed to find any graphics.
Visual memory is essentially locking on to what you see and storing that information as a snapshot in your brain. It's acquiring RD exam information through your eyes and storing these mental pictures in our brains.
How is it applied inside this program?
I have a "no bullet point" policy. I try to drive home information visually as often as I possibly can to help you remember information. I do include labels, however. This is the reason why I deliver RD exam lessons mainly through videos.
The video lessons I've designed will help you remember and make it easy for you to stay engaged. Plus, I've added some principles of visual memory in here, too.
When you join you will be created an account that you can log in with. Once in, you will get access to all 4 domains, video lessons, quizzes, and practice examinations. You can watch the videos in chronological order, which build up slowly from theory to application. Or you can choose your own adventure by moving to any domain and watching the topics that you want to concentrate on the most. You can work on the areas where you feel you can improve the most.
Hi everyone I'm Priyanka. I'm a Registered Dietitian, the founder of Nutrition Genius. Over the last 9 years I have researched the science behind successful learning and memory and applied it as a young nutrition student, intern, and working RD.
The world is looking at Registered Dietitians for their advice, expertise, and knowledge - and you've have the capacity to inspire people to good health, inner wealth. My vision is that through this training you will go beyond the simple goal of passing the RD exam — that you will become more confident, sure footed dietitian, and brilliant in teaching and explaining nutrition as a result of taking this course.
For that reason, I've made every effort to build this program to cover dietetics comprehensively but to also discuss nutrition in a way an RD would use it in the field.
What you're experiencing is a very polished version of a creative mess from the last 9 years. It took a few years to transfer my imagination to the digital world, but after long nights in my yoga pants I've unlocked the code. And so, I was able to create all of the illustrations, artwork for this program. I also write my own test questions. I write on a blog where I share insight and thoughts about nutrition, the exam, and learning as an RD. You can learn some of these strategies and join a free monthly newsletter. It's where I release most of this information.
I'm also on Instagram and Twitter (@vervepriyanka). Thank you so much for stopping by to read about the program! I hope one day we can meet in person and talk about nutrition together. If you sign up, you'll be sure to get demo videos, sample test questions, and an inside look before I launch the training to the world.
The program is anticipated to launch late Summer 2017.
The training will provide everyone 90-day access.
If it's not working for you — no worries. The student has to notify Nutrition Genius within 7 days of purchase by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund. Your account will be reviewed to determine how much of the training has been utilized and based on your usage a refund will be issued to you.
Yes, weekly phone calls, email support, and office hours will be provided for anyone who needs help.
Registered Dietitian, Priyanka, writes the test questions. She performs the research to write psychometrically balanced test questions. Rationales are always provided.
There is no limit. During the duration of your 90-day access, you may retake the exams as many times as you want.
The course is still in progress, but it's anticipated to contain a bank of 1500 questions. New questions will continue to be added.
No, at this time, Nutrition Genius' RD Exam Training is a single-user training. Accounts are monitored for integrity. In the future, we may open a subscription for multi-users but currently not at this time.
Registered Dietitian, Priyanka, designed the entire look and feel of the training.
We're still working on pricing at this time, but most likely the course will available in different packages to meet everyone's needs.