Nutrition is Your Competitive Edge

An ASPEN membership arms you with the knowledge and connections you need to succeed in nutrition support. Our international community includes more than 6,000 dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, researchers, students, and other healthcare professionals from every facet of nutrition support, clinical practice, research, and education.

We offer nutrition support professionals the resources they need to ensure their patients receive the best possible care. Whether it’s keeping up-to-date on the latest developments in clinical nutrition, earning continuing education (CE) credit through our professional development programs, or connecting with peers, ASPEN has what you need to excel in the field of nutrition support.

Being a part of this community is not only an investment in your career, it's an investment in the future of your patients.


The True Value of Membership

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Build relationships with your peers through LinkedIn Groups, Practice and Specialty Sections, state and regional chapters, in-person events, and by volunteering for ASPEN committees and task forcesASPEN volunteer recruitment is complete for 2019. It will be open again in January for 2020.

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Utilize ASPEN’s members-only Practice and Research Toolkits. They are full of practice recommendations and resources, educational tools, webinar recordings, videos, and more. Topics include Research, Nutrition Support and Ethics, Practice Management, and Malnutrition. Discover new ideas for improving patient outcomes through our free, highly regarded Clinical Guidelines and Standards library.

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Receive substantial discounts on registration for the ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference and Clinical Nutrition webinars, bookstore purchases, certification preparation materials, and the certification exam.

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Discover the latest findings from the Journal of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (JPEN) and Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP). Take advantage of ASPEN’s Lecture of the Month featuring popular education from live events presented by leading experts. Both are free for members and provide opportunities to earn CE credits.

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ASPEN’s professional development programs allow you to access the knowledge you need at your convenience through online tutorials, courses, training programs, self-assessment programs, lectures, and more. Members receive special pricing on all programs.

ASPEN Membership Dues

Member Type Membership Dues

Physician Members
(MD, DO, DVM and Non-Health Professionals) 


Professional Members
(Dietitians, Nurses, Pharmacists, PhDs, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants)


Trainee/New Practitioner
*Individuals must be within 2 years of receiving licensure to practice in their field to be considered a new practitioner. Trainees are considered to be those individuals in a residency, internship, or training program. Please submit documentation of your Trainee/New Practitioner status along with your membership application form.
**Trainee/New Practitioners receive JPEN and NCP journals online only.


*Please submit documentation of your student status along with your membership application form.
**Students receive JPEN and NCP journals online only.

Discounted membership is available to retired professionals who have been an ASPEN member for at least 5 years. Please contact us for details on how you can join.
*Learn more about Trainee/New Practitioner and Student memberships, including eligibility and application requirements here.